The 'Canes have just announced that the October 1 preseason game, against the Atlanta Thrashers, will be free to the public! The game is scheduled for 1:30 pm at the RBC Center. Distribution of general admission tickets will be held at various promotional appearances throughout the summer.
You can visit the Promotions and Fan Development page at the link in the box for a list of upcoming functions where the free tickets will be available. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the list. Locations include July 23 from 11-2 pm at Crabtree Valley Mall.