Red Wings aiming for warm home opener with 50-degree guarantee

Red Wings aiming for warm home opener with 50-degree guarantee Photo: Rochester Red Wings.

Updated: February 18, 2020 10:57 AM
Created: February 18, 2020 10:43 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Can’t wait for some warmer weather? Neither can the Rochester Red Wings.

As the team looks ahead to its home opener at Frontier Field on April 9, General Manager Dan Mason is making a guarantee that the temperature will be at least 50 degrees. The team plays against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at 4:05 p.m.


"I missed on my 50-Degree Guarantee in 2015 and 2016 only to nail it in 2017 on a gorgeous day," Mason said. "I misfired, through no fault of my own, in 2018 and 2019, but this offseason I realized that we are clearly due for another at least a 50-degree Opening Day in the Flower City."

MOBILE APP USERS: Click here to watch the Red Wings' video announcing the 50-degree guarantee is back. 

If the temperature displayed on the ballpark thermometer in the right field doesn’t reach 50 during the game, all fans who have a ticket will receive a ticket to any Red Wings home game in April or May. 

If Mason misses the mark again, the team is also giving away a free flap cap to the first 1,500 fans.

The historical average high temperature in Rochester on April 9 is around 52 degrees, according to the Red Wings.

Single-game tickets for all 70 home games, including the home opener, go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at

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