About The Rowdies

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Co-founded in 2018 by Josh Dellinger, David Gill, and Kennon “KP” Pearson, Red Eye Rowdies (R.E.R) is a supporters group for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. Our aim is to bring a new, unique culture, atmosphere and fan experience to games at PNC Arena in Raleigh while building support for the Canes and hockey throughout the Carolinas.

For the 2019/2020 Season, Section 314 will serve as our home base, beginning in the top row. Here we’ll lay the foundation for “our section” – dubbed “The Crow’s Nest.” Section 314 offers a number of key features:

  • Ticket inventory in the affordable “FanZone” 

  • Proximity to our gameday hangout bar – Deep River Brewery’s River’s Edge Bar

  • Convenient to restrooms and other concession options

  • An excellent, behind the goal vantage point often associated with Supporters Groups 

  • Larger, more spacious seats with room to stand

  • Ample banner space!

Are you in? Contact a Hurricanes season ticket representative and join us in Section 314 for the 2019-2020 campaign!

Why Red Eye Rowdies?

Red Eye Rowdies is a name that speaks to our goals as a group and the atmosphere we aim to provide at PNC Arena. Red Eye is an ode to the Carolina Hurricanes primary logo with the center “Eye of the Storm” colored red. We support the Canes full-throttle with Red-Eyed ambition. And yes, we can be a bit Rowdy in our Canes fandom as we chant, wave flags, banners and scarves and cheer our hometown hockey team to victory!

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Supporter’s Group - A Culture We Can Be Proud Of

Supporters Groups (SGs) expand on what it means to be a fan. Supporters Groups are known for their fanatical devotion and vocal support, creating an atmosphere to intimidate opposing players and supporters, while encouraging their own team and fans. Singing songs, waving flags, holding banners and scarves, yelling chants – these are ways SGs provide atmosphere and offer an exciting and engaging fan experience.

Here in the United States, Supporters Groups are almost exclusively seen as a soccer phenomenon—from MLS to USL and beyond. Outside of the US, SGs aren’t strictly soccer groups, they’re present in basketball, and yes, HOCKEY! Below you can see an example of Supporters Culture abroad and what it could like here:

Being Vocal!

Imagine PNC Arena rocking like that! Got Goosebumps? Here’s how we get there. First and foremost, we support the Carolina Hurricanes with a passion. Creating scenes such as this in the Djugårdens IF video begins at PNC Arena on gameday. Chants are a HUGE part of Supporters Culture, and our goal is to bring fun, engaging, simple chants that can be used to create an exciting atmosphere and experience for Canes fans. Don’t know the chants? Don’t worry. We’ll go over them at tailgates and throughout the game—you’ll pick them up quickly!

 
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Tailgating

North Carolina and the Hurricanes are known as the Tailgating Capital of the NHL, but there’s room to kick it up a notch and bolster the experience. We absolutely love our friends in Section 328 and want to grow with them in any way we can. We plan to tailgate next to them in the far East Lot often, so don’t be afraid to come say “hello” and mingle with Section 328 and the Rowdies Crew. We’ll also be announcing Rowdies tailgates throughout the 2019-2020 season.

 

Dead Whales On Ice

Wait, what on earth is a Dead Whale, On Ice? We’re proud members of the Dead Whales Society (DWS) and “DWOI” is a rebrand of “Oak City Supporters On Ice”. Before R.E.R existed as a group, Oak City Supporters would visit one Canes game per year, bringing a taste of the Supporters Culture seen a WakeMed Soccer Park for USL’s North Carolina FC and NWSL’s NC Courage matches. Since joining with OCS to become members of the DWS, we have rebranded that combined event to “Dead Whales On Ice.” We typically have two of these special matches per season. Both games will offer amazing benefits, great times and a kick-ass tailgate. DWOI games offer a vision for what an active and engaged Supporters Culture can look like at PNC Arena.

 
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Away Game Watch Parties

Our home away from home is The London Bridge Pub in Downtown Raleigh at 110 E Hargett Street. We have planned watch parties for away games at least once per month. There are several TVs (with audio), great food, an awesome beer selection and always a good time to be had at LBP! We were fortunate to host watch parties for EVERY away game during 2019 Playoffs and aim to do the same for each post-season moving forward.