Colorado Avalanche Watch Party on Tivoli Quad for the Win

Don’t have a thousand (plus) dollars for a Colorado Avalanche ticket? Heading to the Ball Arena for the next game where the Avs will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals, stop a few blocks away at the Auraria Campus for the Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Zero Sugar Watch Parties.

The first watch party at the Tivoli Quad for game one was an absolute blast, and the Avs will continue to host watch parties here throughout the series.

The quad features three screens: two on each side and one in the middle on a stage with a gigantic sound system and red and white lights. Fans can watch the game on any of these screens, but the real action takes place on the middle one, where Avs staff will moderate the experience from the stage, throw prizes into the crowd, and winners of raffle prizes such as autographed hockey sticks, pucks, and announce more jerseys.

And whenever the Avs score a goal, a handful of Avs hype men and women descend on a rendition of Planet Funk’s “Chase the Sun” while the thousands in the crowd chant “Hey, hey, hey!” . – just like the fans in the Ball Arena do. There’s even a version of the popular mascot, Bernie.

While admission is free, the party includes a number of food trucks where you can purchase hot chicken, tacos, gyros, cheesesteaks and other dinners, as well as plate-sized funnel cakes. There are also beer and seltzer stands, along with free water stations, along with plenty of Ball Corporation aluminum mugs for you to sip on the finest Denver water.

Except for sealed water bottles, you are not allowed to bring any food or drinks. Also, chairs, blankets and large bags, including backpacks, are not permitted inside the party site; To get in you have to go through a security check. Luckily there are sunscreen stations.

But the real attraction is the chance to see the game outdoors for free with thousands of other fans.

During the Game One Watch Party, the only catch was that the live video stream would occasionally lag, dipping into a lower resolution for a few seconds, only to buffer and come back. But those moments were actually reminiscent of Avalanche games being illegally streamed during the regular season since Altitude isn’t available on Comcast. And here it was kind of funny because everyone in the crowd got to swear together. And then cheer.

When Andre Burakovsky scored the Avs’ decisive goal within the first two minutes of extra time, the watch party descended into absolute chaos, with cans and mugs thrown in the air, beer and water pouring out of them.

The Avs will host a watch party at the same location for each remaining game in the series. On Saturday, June 18, the gates on Tivoli Quad will open at 3:00 p.m. for puck delivery at 6:00 p.m. Local mega DJ/producer GRiZ, the self-proclaimed “Good Vibes Rainbow Boy,” performs at 4:15 p.m

Click here for more information… and go Avs!

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