Nearly 6K Blues fans got photos with Stanley Cup
Between 5,000 and 6,000 St. Louis Blues fans came out in force to welcome the Stanley Cup to Springfield on Oct. 10. Blues officials believe Springfield accomplished the most photos of any individual Blues Stanley Cup tour day since the team won the Cup in June.
“Not surprisingly, Springfield stepped up in a huge way. It is clear that Springfield is Blues Country. We will look forward to continuing to foster our partnership with the fans of Springfield and the region,” said St. Louis Blues President/CEO of business operations Chris Zimmerman.
The Cup appeared at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World for fan photos Thursday afternoon, then made its way downtown to Jordan Valley Ice Park, where local youth and adult hockey teams had their photos taken on the ice with the Cup.
Due to the threat of severe weather, the outdoor portion of the #SGFBluesDay event was moved from Park Central West to Jordan Valley Ice Park, where Blues fans were treated to live music by Luna J. and a live broadcast of the Blues vs. Ottawa Senators game while they waited to have their photo taken with the Cup.
Zimmerman and Blues owner Tom Stillman greeted fans, along with Blues alumni players Jim “Soup” Campbell, Cam Janssen, Bobby Plager, Tom Tilley and Mike Zuke.
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Kick off the Blues Day celebration at the Grandaddy of All Outdoor Stores! Bring the family to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (main entrance) to be a part of this historic event and take a group photo with the Stanley Cup. Groups will be served on a first come, first served basis.
Jordan Valley Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway
Due to severe weather threats, the Stanley Cup Block Party will move indoors to Jordan Valley Ice Park.
The party kicks off at the West Rink at 7 p.m. and the Cup will be available for photos 8-10 p.m.
Falstaff's Local, Park Central West
The Cup will make its final appearance inside Falstaff's Local from 10 PM until midnight.
Follow the #SGFBluesDay hashtag for up-to-the-minute updates.
David Otto, St. Louis Blues Director
Cora Scott, City of Springfield
Joseph S. Passanise, Wampler & Passanise
Abou Ben Adhem Shrine
Bass Pro Shops
City of Springfield
Downtown Springfield Association
Fox Sports Midwest
Greene County Sheriff’s Office
Jordan Valley Ice Park and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board
Stan Melton & Missouri State Hockey Club
Missouri State University
Missouri State Ice Bears
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Springfield Fire Department
Springfield Police Department