WATCH ABOVE: It’s the day Edmonton Oilers’ fans have waited 11 years for – the team is back in the post-season. Game 1 between the Oilers and San Jose Sharks goes down Wednesday night at Rogers Place. Sarah Kraus has the details.
A public watch party will be held at Rogers Place at 8 p.m. on Sunday night, with the game broadcast live on the scoreboard.
Tickets for the “Orange Crush Road Game Watch Party” are $5 and will go on sale Thursday at 2 p.m.
Seating is reserved and the net proceeds from the watch party will go to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation.
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The City of Edmonton is encouraging everyone to “be good fans” during the playoffs. The city released a number of helpful guides for hockey fans heading downtown, including tips for getting downtown, transit information and traffic disruptions.
The city is embracing playoff fever by lighting the High Level Bridge orange on home games when possible. City Hall and the Muttart Conservatory pyramids will also be lit up with orange lights.
The Oilers did not say if another watch party would be held on Tuesday, for Game 4 of the series.
Tickets for the watch party can be purchased on the Oilers’ website.