Rob Gronkowski to host ‘retirement party’ at Mohegan Sun

Fans can party with “Gronk” at this exclusive celebration, which includes drinks, music, entertainment and the “Gronk Smash Burger.”

MONTVILLE, Conn. – Prepare for “Gronk Spike” with the number 87 itself.

Former NFL player Rob Gronkowski is celebrating the end of his professional football career with an official “retirement party” held at the Mohegan Sun.

“Gronk,” as fans call him, will celebrate his official retirement party on Saturday, September 10 at the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook.

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The ticket-exclusive evening is for guests 21 and older, featuring the four-time Super Bowl-winning tight end, who played 11 seasons with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Mohegan Sun says the party will include drink specials, free appetizers, music from DJ Whoo Kid, and the debut of what’s called the “Gronk Smash Burger.”

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Following the retirement party, Mohegan Sun will also host an After-Party at the resort’s nightclub, Avalon.

Tickets are on sale for the event on Ticketmaster and at the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Mohegan Sun says ticket holders will also receive a commemorative gift bag.

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Gronkowski was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2010 and quickly became a star player and fan favorite for the team.

“Gronk” won three Super Bowl titles with the Patriots before announcing his retirement from the NFL at just 29 years old.

About a year after announcing his retirement, Gronkowski joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their longtime quarterback, former Patriots QB Tom Brady.

The duo would win another Super Bowl championship with the Buccaneers, marking Gronkowski’s fourth title of his career.

Gronkowski has been spotted in Connecticut several times, as his longtime girlfriend, Camille Kostek, is from Killingworth.

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Joseph K. Bennett