Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced on Wednesday that they will change their name to the Reading Red Knights for their Career Ready Berks and Reading Red Knights game on March 1, 2024, against the Adirondack Thunder at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. The game, presented by Mitsubishi Chemical Group, is dedicated to celebrating the Reading School District with the Royals changing their name as well as colors to red and black.
"The Reading School District is honored to partner with the Reading Royals hockey team on March 1 and share in the Red Knights spirit” said Reading School District Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Murray. “We are so excited that our hometown Reading Royals will be Red Knights on ice for this game. This celebration shows how a strong team effort can boost support for our students' future."
“I am thrilled to be part of this partnership with the Reading Royals for the upcoming Reading Red Knights night," said Mayor Eddie Morán. "This collaboration not only celebrates our city’s vibrant spirit but also holds a special place in my heart as a former school board member. Together, we’re creating lasting memories and fostering community pride!”
Reading School District students can each claim two FREE tickets to the game.
"We are happy to partner with the Reading School District on this great event to celebrate our community," said Vice President of Operations Dakota Procyk. "We are excited to bring together two organizations in the city for a night dedicated to the Reading School District. We look forward to becoming the Red Knights for a game.”
The home game will feature the Royals wearing specialty Reading Red Knights jerseys on the ice! Proceeds from the Reading Red Knights jerseys will directly benefit the Reading School District.
Fans can pre-order replica versions of the specialty jersey at the Lion's Den Team Store. Fans will have the option to customize their pre-ordered jerseys with their name and graduating class number. Any name and number of one’s choice can be added.
Pre-ordered jerseys will be available for pick up on January 15. All proceeds of the jerseys will go towards the Reading School District. Visit the online store HERE.
The game will also include:
- Royals trading card giveaway
- Pre-game Happy Hour (6-7 PM)
- ‘Kid’s Takeover Night’
- Post-game autograph session with Royals players
Order tickets: royalshockey.com/tickets
2023-24 Season Memberships
Reading Royals Season Memberships, six-game plans, ten-game plans, and group tickets are available for the 2023-24 season now by visiting the Royals’ box office at Santander Arena or by calling 610-898-7825.
About the Royals
The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, are in their 22nd season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 12 of the previous 13 seasons. They are five-time division champions and were the 2021-22 Eastern Conference champion. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.