Although Black Hawks players, coaches, and fans are keenly focused on the November 6th season opening game versus the Omaha Lancers, next week the organization will pause to make five announcements related to Waterloo’s 50th Thanksgiving home game.
A different unique aspect of this year’s milestone game will be revealed each day, beginning Monday, as the Hawks prepare to celebrate a tradition which began in 1964. This year’s holiday contest will be on Thursday, November 26th versus the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
“The team has been talking about ways to commemorate this special event for a long time, because our fans have told us how much this game means to them,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene. “Like everything else, this year will be different, but we hope that we can add some new elements in 2020 which will make Thanksgiving memorable for everyone for many positive reasons.”
Next week’s announcements include the unveiling of a fun 50th Thanksgiving game logo, a resource to commemorate the Thanksgivings and players of the past, information about a rare Thanksgiving Eve home game, and more.
The matchup on November 26th will be the first time since 1999 that Waterloo has played an opponent other than the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders for the traditional contest. However, the Dupaco Cowbell Cup rivalry flavor of the game will be preserved by the Fighting Saints’ visit.
Season tickets for the Black Hawks’ full 2020/21 schedule are currently available. Single-game tickets for home games against the Omaha Lancers on November 6th and 7th will go on sale Monday, November 2nd. At this time, the Black Hawks anticipate comparable, limited single-game ticket-buying windows ahead of future games in order to effectively adjust to any changes in building capacity related to COVID-19.