|Hurricanes Warning Siren
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The Carolina Hurricanes Warning Siren debuted on Oct. 10, 2008, at the Hurricanes' 2008-2009 home opener against the Florida Panthers. It began a new Canes tradition where, prior to the start of each game, a celebrity, corporate sponsor, season ticket holder, suite client or fan acts as the official “Siren Sounder” of the game and operates the “Hurricanes Warning Siren” to signify that the team is about to take the ice.
The Hurricanes Warning Siren is an actual air-raid siren and is located at section 228, directly below the “Home of the Carolina Hurricanes” sign that adorns the upper-bowl façade.
Every game has had a different Siren Sounder, each tending to have his or her own special way of pumping up the crowd for the game to begin.
The Hurricanes Warning Siren has received local and national attention, especially during the 2009 playoff run. Past siren sounders include Super Bowl champion Bill Cowher, wrestling great Ric Flair, Miracle on Ice member and 1980 Gold Medalist Jim Craig, NFL players including Carolina Panther Steve Smith, former Hurricanes players such as Bates Battaglia, N.C. State coaches Sidney Lowe and Kellie Harper, a variety of Olympians including Cullen Jones, Senator Elizabeth Dole, Ryan Newman and fellow NASCAR drivers and more.
List of Siren Sounders by previous season: