Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar at Empire City Casino will be the place to be for Rangers’ hockey zealots on Saturday, February 27. Former “Broadway Blues” star Steve Vickers will appear at the “Official Rangers Viewing Party” beginning at 3:00 PM, and the Rangers will face off against the Dallas Stars with game time at 4:00 PM.
The Rangers “Blue Crew” will be on-site with great giveaways, and the chance to win Rangers autographed memorabilia. Vickers will meet and greet fans, and sign autographs during the game.
Following the first period, a Q & A session, keys to the game, and a trivia giveaway with Vickers will take place. Following the second period, the former left wing will share his thoughts on the season and another trivia contest will be held.
Fans can view the action on Dan Rooney’s 40 large-screen TVs.
Walt Tkaczuk centered the popular Rangers line
About Steve Vickers…was the Rangers’ first round pick (10th overall) in the NHL Amateur Draft in 1971…won the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 1973, scoring 30 goals…played left wing on the popular line with center Walt Tkaczuk and right wing Bill Fairbairn…later played on the Rangers’ first line with all-time greats Rod Gilbert and Jean Ratelle…Nicknamed “The Sarge”…played his entire 10-year career with the Rangers.
About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway: Empire City Casino, one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast, features 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic blackjack, three card poker, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo; year-round harness racing & International simulcasting; live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, & more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; trackside dining with live betting at Empire Terrace Restaurant; and convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. A new $50 million expansion added Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar, and Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge rounds out the entertainment options with retro bowling lanes. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 6:00 am. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for information.
About Dan Rooney’s: Inspired by the original Dan Rooney’s Cafe & Bar built and operated in the early 1900s in Pittsburgh by the family of Tim Rooney, the president and CEO of Empire City Casino, the new Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar is warm, inviting and casual, featuring a Steelers theme, 40 large screen TVs to view the big games at every angle, dual flame rotisseries, private “snugs” for intimate seating, and two fireplaces.