FAN FRIDAY WITH LARRY PROFETTAJun 23, 2017
(June 23, 2017)… When Rochester Knighthawks fans think of Ironman streaks, Dan Dawson immediately comes to mind. The veteran forward owns the league’s consecutive games streak. But sitting in section 205 is another man who has amassed a record that is as equally impressive.
Season ticket holder Larry Profetta has been there since the team’s first home game in January of 1995 to the final home contest of 2017. He has been there through the building renovation and the championships. All the while only missing one home game. That’s 188 of 189 games, and he has the ticket stubs to prove it.
The 50-year-old Rochester native, who now has nine season tickets, has had as many as 17 at one time. He shares his passion of the Knighthawks with everyone he comes in contact with.
“I like to bring groups of friends,” he said. “Some have become regulars and others come to occasional games. I try to expose as many of my coworkers and friends to the sport as I can.”
In this edition of Fan Friday, we learn Larry’s story which dates back 23 seasons.
How long you have been attending games?
I have been to every Knighthawks home game except one.
What first brought you to a Knighthawks game?
I was a season ticket holder for the Rochester Americans and they offered us our same seats for the inaugural season, which consisted of five home games at the time. I have been a Knighthawks season ticket holder ever since.
What is your favorite part of the game(s)?
I enjoy the entire game time experience, from the pregame right through the postgame gatherings.
Favorite memory as a fan:
Beating Buffalo in Buffalo for the championship!
Additional information you would like us to know:
I have been to every championship game that the Knighthawks have played in, home and away, (which includes) Buffalo, Toronto, Philadelphia, Arizona, Calgary, and Vancouver.