The Calgary Flames announced Thursday that the organization will cancel Red Lot viewing parties for Games 2 and 3 of their playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers due to a storm that tore through the city a day earlier. .
In a press release, the NHL hockey club said Friday and Sunday viewing nights had to be canceled “due to damage to the venue during yesterday’s windstorm and inclement weather. planned”.
The Red Lot allows thousands of fans to watch the Flames’ away playoff games together on the Stampede Grounds on multiple large screens for free.
The Flames canceled Wednesday’s viewing party for Game 1 against the Oilers due to gusty winds. A Global News team at the scene noted that the wind was so strong it blew a hole in the back of a stage at the venue.
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Despite the disappointing Red Lot news, the Flames also announced on Thursday that the Scotiabank Saddledome will be open for Game 3 on Sunday when the Flames play in Edmonton so fans can gather for a “C of Red Family Viewing Party.”
“Tickets will be free but must be reserved in advance,” the Flames said. “(There will be a) maximum of four tickets each.
“We ask that you only secure what you know you will use to avoid wasting tickets.”
The Flames noted that the indoor viewing party will see the arena operating “at reduced capacity for this event.”
“We understand that demand for tickets to the ‘C of Red Family Viewing Party’ will potentially exceed supply, and we would like to reiterate our immense gratitude for the extraordinary support of the C of Red,” the club said. “Updates regarding future viewing parties will be provided as they become available.”
Tickets for the Match 3 viewing party at the Saddledome will be available here from 9 a.m. on Saturday. The arena will be open to fans with tickets on Sundays starting at 5 p.m.
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