Free viewing party coming to Saddledome as Flames close Red Lot

May 20 2022, 4:19 pm

The Calgary Flames have closed the Red Lot for Games 2 and 3 of the playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers, and will instead be hosting a viewing party inside the Saddledome during the first away game.

Due to damage to the site from Wednesday’s wind storm, and more inclement weather in the forecast, the Flames announced on Thursday evening that the Red Lot viewing party won’t be operating for the next two Battle of Alberta games.

However, fans aren’t totally out of luck: during the first away game of the series, the Flames will open the Scotiabank Saddledome for a viewing party. The organization revealed the new event in a press release on Thursday evening.

The “C of Red Family Viewing Party” will take place on Sunday, May 22, with doors opening at 5 pm, ahead of the 6 pm game in Edmonton. Fans can catch all the Battle of Alberta action on the Energy Board, with music provided by the Boogie Hill Faders.

This family-friendly event will feature many in-game favourites, along with Flames alumni autograph signings, prize giveaways, Harvey The Hound meet and greets, face painting, and more.

Concourse concessions will be open, so you can grab all your essential game day snacks, but keep in mind that Saddledome restaurants will be closed.

Tickets for the Game 3 viewing party inside the Dome will be available beginning at 9 am on Saturday, May 21.

According to the Flames, tickets will be free, but must be secured in advance and are limited to a maximum of four tickets per person.

Fans are asked to only acquire tickets that they know they will use, to avoid wasted tickets amidst high demand for these viewing parties.

The C of Red Family Viewing Party tickets have no cash value and will be non-transferable.

It’s important to note that the Saddledome will be operating at a reduced capacity for this event.

“We understand that demand for ‘C of Red Family Viewing Party’ tickets will potentially outweigh supply, and would like to reiterate our tremendous gratitude for the extraordinary support of the C of Red,” said the Calgary Flames in the release.

If you’re looking for an alternate spot to watch the Battle of Alberta, there are plenty of great bars around Calgary where you can catch the game, and the TELUS Spark Science Centre is screening all the action in their Infinity Dome theatre as well.

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