Smashville was packed Saturday night for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, and now officials with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation said they’re making adjustments for Game 4.
Representatives said they were meeting to work out those details following the “overwhelming response to Saturday night’s historic game.”
In a statement, CEO and president of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, Butch Spyridon, said:
“The compressed crowds are something we have dealt with in events like July 4 and NYE. Metro Police, Fire and Public Works are all outstanding at handling and adjusting to overwhelming success.
Our footprint was not as large as NYE or July 4 but was equally crowded. All final adjustments will be made in concert with Metro Police and Fire.
We are determined to expand the capacity and ensure a safe experience for everyone.
Predicting fan response to something we have never done is the wild card. Our thanks to the many fans who came out and for the most part were patient and well behaved."
A police spokesperson said there will be a final meeting Monday morning, and they will release concrete details soon after. Those details have been expected before the Rodney Atkins concert at 1 p.m. on Broadway at 5th Avenue.
The Predators took a 5-1 win over the Penguins in Game 3 at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night. Thousands of fans packed Preds Plaza as well as Broadway to watch the event on large screens.
The game was preceded by a free concert from Alan Jackson on Broadway. It was hard to see the road as Sky5 flew above the scene showcasing a river of yellow for several blocks.
When it comes to Game 5 on Thursday, officials have made some adjustments to the watch party inside Bridgestone Arena.
Game 5 will be held in Pittsburgh, and officials in Nashville said the watch party inside the arena will now be for ticket holders only.
Tickets for Game 5 have been set for $5 for season ticket holders and $15 for general admission.
According to the schedule, the party has been set to start at 4 p.m. Thursday, pregame coverage will begin at 6 p.m., and the game has been scheduled for 7 p.m.
The tickets to watch inside Bridgestone Arena can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Officials said you must have a ticket to enter the arena on Thursday.
All proceeds from the tickets have been set to benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.
For $50, ticket holders can upgrade to enjoy all you can eat and drink at Pete & Terry’s All-Inclusive Zone.