On Thursday, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms released the logo for their inaugural season in Allentown, one which prominently includes their brand new home at the soon-to-be completed PPL Center.
The logo features a large keyhole-style circle and tab, flared with wings that include the season 2014 on the left and 2015 on the right, with a banner between them proudly displaying the menacing Phantom-mask logo with the words "Inaugural Season" across the banner.
The bottom tab portion of the logo includes the rendering of the concave glass wall main entrance to the building at 7th & Hamilton Streets, with the PPL main building rising in the skyline on the back left.
The logo was designed by Jane Heft of the ense branding and design communications company. Heft also designed the PPL Center logo.
The Phantoms have already released inaugural season logo merchandise in their Phan Shop at 744 Hamilton Street.
The first event at the new arena takes place with an Eagles concert on Friday, Sept. 12.
The first puck drops for an exhibition game on Wed., Oct. 1, and the first regular season puck drops Friday, Oct. 17. The Phantoms have already signed several players to AHL contracts, the most recent being former Flyer and Phantom Darroll Powe, who was on the 2010 Stanley Cup finalist Flyers teams.Powe is a gritty two-way forward expected to be a mentor for the younger Phantoms players.
The Phantoms are the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. The entire AHL schedule is expected to be released in the next week or two. Ten definite home dates have already been announced for the Phantoms: Oct. 1, 4; Oct. 17, Nov. 1, 15, 29, Dec. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 7.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun