When the Chicago Blackhawks come to town, there’s typically a sea of red inside Bridgestone Arena. Chicago, Illinois is a huge market (the third largest in the United States) so it stands to reason that they would have fans everywhere and, in addition, their fans would travel well.
Of course, winning Stanley Cups helps too.
“Remember that game we had against them where there were probably 100 Blackhawks fans here, give or take?” Nashville President and Chief Operating Officer Sean Henry asked sarcastically. “All in really new jerseys with crisp name plates? Some of them live here obviously but others came down. And why did they come down? Their team was on fire, they couldn’t get a ticket back home and it was a lot cheaper to come down and have a great weekend here.”
Sorry Chicago fans but it’s about to get a lot tougher for you to repeat that.
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