The Lou Bleeds Blue
The 2018-19 St. Louis Blues hockey season was one we will never forget here in the Lou – from ranking last in the NHL on January 2, to shocking the world and winning the Western Conference Finals, to the final buzzer of Game 7 against the Boston Bruins, to the Stanley Cup championship parade and community celebration at Gateway Arch National Park on June 15, and to countless streams of “Gloria,” St. Louis bled blue through and through.
And now, it’s time to defend the Cup! The Blues’ Opening Night is Wednesday, October 2, against the Washington Capitals. Before the puck drops, the Blues will raise a Stanley Cup Championship banner inside the Enterprise Center for the first time in franchise history.
Whether or not you have tickets to the game, you can still partake in the Opening Night celebrations! Here’s the full schedule, according to NHL.com:
3 p.m. | 14th Street (no ticket required)
Opening Night rally begins outside Enterprise Center on 14th Street with music from DJ MAHF. Fans will have a chance to win great prizes, see appearances from Louie and Blue Crew, and enjoy food and beverage specials as the countdown to the 2019-20 season begins.
3:45 p.m. | 14th Street (no ticket required)
Blues players arrive and will walk the Blue Carpet into Enterprise Center. Fans can welcome players as they arrive, and there’s a good chance one of them will be carrying the Stanley Cup.
5 p.m. | Enterprise Center (ticket required)
Doors open and the Bud Light Happy Hour begins in the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten. Fans with tickets to the game will enjoy food and drink specials and live music.
5:15 p.m. | 14th Street (no ticket required)
Queens Blvd. takes the stage to provide live music following the players’ arrival. Fans without tickets to the game can stay outside to enjoy the party and get ready for the viewing party on 14th Street.
6:45 p.m. | Enterprise Center (ticket required)
Fans arrive in their seats for the Stanley Cup Championship banner pregame ceremony, which will begin shortly after 6:45 p.m.
7 p.m. | Viewing Party Begins (no ticket required)
Fans without a ticket can watch the pregame banner ceremony, followed by Blues vs. Capitals, on a large video screen outside on 14th Street.
The Stanley Cup is finally home in St. Louis where it belongs … let’s keep it that way! #LGB