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What You Need to Know for Opening Night

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - A full night of fun and excitement will be on tap for fans at this season’s Opening Night game for the St. Louis Blues. It all starts at 4 p.m. with a Pre-Game Rally Party on the Clark Avenue Plaza that will feature live music, the Bud Light Bar and other fun.

But, the grandest build up to the main attraction will take place prior to the game as the Blues feature a unique and exciting introduction to what will certainly be the largest Opening Night celebration in Blues history.

Before the puck is dropped at Scottrade Center on Oct. 8, the Blues will feature a special Opening Night Ceremony that will honor the legacy of homegrown hockey talent. The Salute to the Heartland of Hockey will include a stirring introductory video narrated by Bob Plager, 250 youth hockey players from across the region, members of the St. Louis Blues Alumni and, of course, your St. Louis Blues.

The youth hockey players featured in the ceremony represent the incredible talent and passion for the sport in St. Louis. The event also pays homage to the commitment of local players, coaches and fans to the Blues and the sport of hockey throughout the region. From the youngest amateurs to the professional hockey players in Blue, fans will get an impressive look at the impact of these local programs and how they have put St. Louis on the nation’s map as a source of top hockey talent.

Fans are encouraged to make way to their seats by 6:30 p.m. on Opening Night to be assured of catching every moment of the Opening Night event. Please note that there will be limited access to the tunnels and aisles leading into the lower bowl during the ceremony.

After the Salute to Heartland of Hockey, the fun really gets started as the Blues hit the ice to begin the 2015-16 season by welcoming No. 1 overall NHL Draft selection Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers to town. All fans in attendance will also receive a Team Calendar presented by Dobbs Tire and Auto Centers.

It’s a grand night of hockey and fun as the Blues take the ice to begin their 2015-2016 campaign here in the Heartland of Hockey.

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