I FINALLY was able to attend a Blackhawks game this season! I realized it had been about a year since I last went to a game because of the lockout. It was so much fun! Even though we (my cousin and I) paid way more than we ever have for seats WAYYY at the top, it was still worth it.
The doors open an hour and a half before the game starts. We like getting there early because we can walk around, get some food and watch the guys warm up (that doesn’t sound creepy at all). This time, my cousin and I got there super early and it was a bit colder than we thought it would be. Standing in line wasn’t very appealing.
A door opened and started letting people in. We had no idea why those people were being let in, but we got in line anyway. Turns out all you needed was an American Express credit card. Props to her because she HAPPENED to have her work credit card. We got in, sat at the bar and drank water until they officially opened the gates.
Just kidding. We were all the way at the top.
Before the game starts, you can hang out on the first level and watch the players warm up.
If you’re lucky, you find some empty seats and just stay there until the people whose seat you’re sitting in kick you out. Then you just mosey on up to your nosebleeds.
The game was great! They played well and ended up winning and clinching their playoff spot. It felt really great to be there for that, no matter where we were sitting.
Good thing we have our playoff tickets!!
I am ready for that Stanley Cup to be back with us in Chicago.