The Los Angeles Kings will conduct Dia De Los Muertos Night at Thursday evening’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Staples Center, which will also be the start of the team’s first Spanish-language radio broadcasts since the 1997-98 season.
A limited amount of ticket packages consisting of a discounted ticket and a Kings Dia De Los Muertos T-shirt are available at LAKings.com/diadelosmuertos. They will be sold until two hours before game time.
The game is the first of 10 that will be broadcast in Spanish on KWKW-AM (1330), known as ESPN Deportes.
“As our game grows it is important we continue to reach as many fans as possible and this new partnership with ESPN Deportes is a tremendous opportunity to help introduce hockey to a new audience,” said Kings President Luc Robitaille. “I was a player with the Kings when we broadcast games in Spanish. It is exciting to have this opportunity again.”
The team will revisit the amount of Spanish-language radio broadcasts in future seasons, Jeff Moeller, the Kings senior director, communications and heritage, told City News Service.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin America from Oct. 31-Nov. 2 to remember those who have died.