Chicago Blackhawks, NHL

Can Hawks Fans be Silenced?

One reason why Chicago Blackhawks fans are so special is because they can out-cheer the home crowd at away games. The Blackhawks fans are famous for this in places like Phoenix, Dallas and especially in St. Louis and Nashville due to proximity. But there are new plans to eliminate the overwhelming Blackhawks presence at Bridgestone Arena this upcoming season.

The Nashville Predators are making fans overcome more obstacles to purchase tickets for Blackhawks versus Predators games. Predator management wants to make sure that the fans buying tickets for these games are not traveling down from Chicago to support the opposing team.

Now, there will not be an option to buy single-game tickets for any of the 4 Chicago Blackhawks versus National Predators games. Instead, fans will have to buy an additional ticket to a second game if they want to see the Hawks battle the Preds. Furthermore, during the pre-sale, a zip code restriction will be used to help prevent persistent Chicagoans from getting tickets.

The Preds may be trying to ‘Keep the Red Out,’ but is that really something that is plausible? If hawks fans remain persistent they may still be able to fill Smashville with their scarlet jerseys and overwhelming cheers just like they do in so many other arenas. Do you think the Preds plan against the Hawks fans will be successful? Or is it just unfair to any fan who wants to come and support their team?

Written by Kelsey Miller

Kelsey was born and raised near Chicago, and now lives in the city, attends DePaul and is a huge Hockey Fan. She bonded with her dad by watching the Chicago Blackhawks and has loved following them ever since. Kelsey also loves to cook, travel, and and play tennis in her free time.

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