The Condors and Heat aren’t just divisional rivals. The two teams’ parent clubs are also archrivals making every matchup between the Condors and Heat a must-see. The Condors and Heat also met in the first outdoor AHL game in California on December 18, 2015, which Bakersfield won 3-2.
You won’t want to miss it when the Condors square off with in-state rivals Ontario. The games between these two California-based rivals are always can’t-miss events, and you’ll always find plenty of fans of both teams making the trip when the Condors and Reign meet on the ice.
Make sure to get your tickets when the Condors take on Pacific Division rivals San Diego. There are always a lot of bragging rights, as well as points in the standings, on the line when these two California-based teams square off making Condors-Gulls games some of the best of the season.
The Condors-Barracuda rivalry is a fierce one as these two teams, and their fans hate to lose to each other. Don’t miss it when the Condors take on the Barracuda as you’ll be in for a good matchup whenever these two get together.
Bakersfield Condors Stadium Guide
Hockey fans in the Bakersfield area won’t want to miss the opportunity to attend a Bakersfield Condors game. The Condors may be relatively new to the AHL, but hockey has been a big part of the sports landscape in Bakersfield for going on two decades. Bakersfield is home to an incredible fan base, and over 3 million fans have seen games at Rabobank Arena meaning you’ll find a knowledgeable and dedicated fan base when attending a Condors game.
In addition to the die-hard fans, you’ll also find lots to see and do inside and outside the arena. Centennial Plaza is a fun place to hang out before the game and is home to a beautiful fountain. You’ll also want to take some time to walk around the arena and see the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame and the Bakersfield Centennial Garden Hall of Fame before the game.
Finally, take some time to enjoy some local bars and restaurants during your trip to see a Condors game. The Goose Bar and Grill is a fantastic place to grab a drink or some Greek food before or after the game, and if you venture a bit further, you’ll encounter several excellent establishments including Sandrini’s Public House, The Mark, and Mama Roomba.
A Bakersfield Condors game is a great time for any hockey fan visiting the area, so get your tickets to a Condors game today.
Make sure to check out the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame during your trip to Rabobank Arena. The Hall of Fame is located on the southern concourse and features displays dedicated to the best athletes and coaches from the area.
At the Bakersfield Centennial Garden Hall of Fame on the west concourse, you’ll find a rotating display honoring current great athletes from Bakersfield. Some of the athletes to have been honored here in the past include Kevin Harvick, Colby Lewis, and Cody Kessler among others.
Those of you who want to know when the Condors play next should take a peek at the Condors schedule on the concourse. The schedule tells you all the promotions making it an excellent tool to figure out when to attend your next Condors game.
Check out the Korn 2006 World Tour plaque before the game. The plaque celebrates the fact Korn started their 2006 World Tour at Rabobank Arena and is a fun thing to see if you’re a nu-metal fan from the Bakersfield area.
The Condors have five retired numbers from their days in the WCHL and ECHL, so make sure to check those out. The retired numbers honor Condors legends Paul Willett, Paul Rosebush, Glen Mears, Jamie Cooke, and Steve Dowhy.
Grab a drink at the Tap Room during your visit to Rabobank Arena. The Tap Room is located between the arena and theater lobby, and it features a full-service bar, lots of large screen TVs, and nightly food specials.
Keep an eye out for the Condors’ mascots during the game. The mascots, including fan favorites Colonel Claw’d and Baby Cal, get into all kinds of antics during the game, so don’t miss them during your trip to Bakersfield.