MayorsManor is on hand for practice this afternoon at Levi’s Stadium, where both teams will be taking this ice later this afternoon for the first time. Be sure to follow along on twitter for all of our behind the scenes notes, quotes, and photos.
Until the Sharks’ practice kicks off at 3:30 pm PST, chew on these numbers, as provided by the NHL’s PR staff:
1 Levi’s® Stadium is the first home of a professional football team to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification for new construction, the recognized standard for measuring sustainability for design and construction.
2 Players on the Sharks’ active roster who have participated in a regular-season outdoor NHL game: Scott Hannan (2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic as a member of the Washington Capitals) and Tyler Kennedy (2008 and 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins).
4K Levi’s® Stadium is one of a handful of stadiums in North America that is fully equipped for 4K, which is cutting-edge ultra-high-definition television.
5 The February 21 game at Levi’s® Stadium will be the fifth installment of the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™, which was launched last season by the NHL, and featured four games, all of which were played in sold-out stadiums.
7 Seasons that Kings GM Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter served in their respective roles for the Sharks (1996-97 to 2002-03).
10 Consecutive playoff appearances made by the Sharks, the third-longest active streak in North American professional sports (NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA), behind the Detroit Red Wings (23 seasons) and the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs (17 seasons).
11 California-born NHL players who have skated in at least one game during the 2014-15 regular season, including Long Beach native, Matt Nieto of the Sharks.
12 Sustainable operations programs run at Levi’s® Stadium, including programs focused on Recycled Water, Solid Waste Management Reduction and Building Management System, amongst others.
16 Sixteen players on the Kings’ active roster who have participated in a regular-season outdoor NHL game. That includes 15 players who appeared for the team in the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™. The lone exception: Marian Gaborik, who skated for the Rangers in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.
17 Rank of the NHL on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 list of the largest users of green power, making it the first professional sports league ever to make the list.
19 The Sharks will become the 19th different team to participate in a regular-season outdoor NHL game on February 21.
22 Degrees in Fahrenheit that the ice at Levi’s® Stadium will be refrigerated to.
22 NHL players who have played for both the Sharks and Kings, including Kings Vice President and Assistant General Manager Rob Blake, who skated in 805 games with Los Angeles and 143 contests with San Jose.
30.3 Average temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, at puck drop for the NHL’s 14 regular-season outdoor games played to date.
40 Gb/s (gigabits – not gigabytes) of available Internet bandwidth at Levi’s® Stadium. This is forty-four times more Internet bandwidth capacity than the NFL mandate for stadiums beginning in 2015.
44 The Sharks and Kings have met 44 times (regular season and playoffs) since the start of the 2010-11 season, the most of any two clubs in that span. That total includes three postseason meetings, highlighted by seven-game series in each of the last two playoff years.
45 Average low temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for Santa Clara in late February, according to weather.com.
53 Length, in feet, of the world’s largest mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially built for outdoor games conducted by the NHL.
64 Average high temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for Santa Clara in late February, according to weather.com.
85 Percent of all water used in Levi’s® Stadium that will be recycled or reclaimed, thanks to the facility’s Recycled Water Program. This water is being used to make the ice at Levi’s® Stadium.
134 Number of times, prior to the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™, the Sharks and Kings have met in the regular season.
135 Total number of points earned by Kings in their 134 all-time meetings vs. the Sharks.
152 Total number of points earned by Sharks in their 134 all-time meetings vs. the Kings.
200+ Workers that will spend two weeks building everything needed for the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
243 Number of ice pans under the main rink at Levi’s® Stadium, each measuring 30” x 340” in size.
271 Million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power supplied to the NHL annually by its official preferred energy provider, Constellation.
300 Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Levi’s® Stadium.
339 Approximate number of miles that separate Los Angeles and San Jose.
350 Gallons of paint used to make the Levi’s® Stadium ice white.
457 Total number of players and head coaches who have participated in the League’s 14 regular-season outdoor games to date.
1,000 Hockey puck sized beacons spread throughout Levi’s® Stadium that will navigate patrons to their favorite food outlets via the Levi’s® Stadium app.
1,000 The San Jose Jr. Sharks organization boasts approximately 1,000 youth hockey participants. Among its alumni are members from both the Kings and Sharks ̶ Alec Martinez (LAK) and Matt Tennyson (SJS).
1,162 Photovoltaic solar panels used throughout Levi’s® Stadium, including on the stadium’s three NRG Energy Bridges and the solar canopy located above the NRG Solar Terrace green roof.
2,668 Gallons of soda projected to be consumed by fans.
3,000 Gallons of coolant used to freeze the Levi’s® Stadium rink.
4,016 Potted plants surrounding the Levi’s® Stadium rink as part of the many design elements paying tribute to the topography unique to Northern California.
6,000 Square feet of ocean-like effects decorating the Levi’s® Stadium field.
7,500 Orders of garlic fries projected to be served to fans during the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
13,350 Hot dogs projected to be purchased by fans for the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
15,000 Square feet of sod placed on the Levi’s® Stadium field as part of the décor.
16,000 Square feet of the mountaintops that that were built on the field for the game.
19,200 Combined square footage of Levi’s® Stadium’s two HD video boards located at the North and South ends of the stadium, respectively.
20,000 Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface. All of the water used for the rink at the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will be reclaimed or recycled thanks to the facility’s sustainability efforts through its Recycled Water Program.
24,000+ Bay Area children served in the opening year at the Denise DeBartolo York Education Center. Its state-of-the-art classroom and a STEM focused curriculum (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) is based out of the 49ers Museum presented by Sony, which is dedicated to its values of education, innovation and heritage and committed to serving as an exciting, engaging home for fans of all ages.
24,500 Stairs, in which in-seat service runners will travel in delivering orders made through the Levi’s® Stadium mobile app. In addition, those attending the game can use the app to order food and beverage with options of “Express Pickup” from a concession stand near them, taking care of ordering and payment ahead of time.
25,288 Number of registered USA Hockey players from the state of California, ranking it sixth in the country and marking a 49% increase since 2004.
96,500 Weight, in pounds, of the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ Ice Plant powered by York, the refrigeration unit that traveled 2,800 miles from Toronto to Levi’s® Stadium for the February 21st game.
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