BREAKING: Oilers Make a Huge Change to Watch Party Following Crime Scene

Published May 3, 2023 at 11:49

Ahead of the Round 2 playoff game against the Vegas Golden Knights, two tailgate watch party spots in downtown Edmonton will now be exclusively for adults. OEG Sports and Entertainment made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon that the Ford Tailgate Party in Fan Park and the Scotiabank Playoff Plaza in ICE District will now be 18+ events with enhanced entry procedures, including age verification, wristbands, and no re-entry option. Admission to both spaces will continue to be free of charge, and they will remain first-come-first-serve events that open two hours before puck drop to allow for additional ingress time before the game starts.

This decision follows the police's involvement in the last Oilers watch party, where fans broke down barriers to get through security, fought police, and someone was shot by police after reportedly stabbing multiple victims, and multiple people were bitten by an older man.

In response to these changes, the City of Edmonton will be hosting family-friendly viewing parties at Sir Winston Churchill Square for Games 1 and 2 of Round 2, with admission being free. The viewing parties will also feature games, food trucks, entertainment, and the game on a large outdoor screen in the square.

For Oilers fans looking to support the team while they are away, tickets for the road game watch party in Rogers Place are available for purchase now. The tickets are only $5, and net proceeds will go to the Edmonton Oilers community foundation to support charities across Oil Country.

May 3   |   25 answers
BREAKING: Oilers Make a Huge Change to Watch Party Following Crime Scene

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