Tuesday, June 14, 2011
No Garden party to watch Game 7
By Mike Reiss
With excitement building for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, some might be wondering what the city has planned for when the puck drops Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.
There will not be a viewing party at TD Garden, according to a Garden spokesperson, saying the decision was "due to a number of factors, fan safety being first and foremost."
Meanwhile, Mayor Thomas Menino would have liked to host a Bruins-related event in the city that was family-oriented, but the game's late start time makes that a challenge, according to a spokesman at the mayor’s office.
Menino is encouraging fans to wear black and gold, the Bruins’ team colors, while emphasizing public safety in the area around the Garden on Wednesday, the spokesman said.
In recent weeks, the Bruins’ presence in the Stanley Cup finals has lit up parts of the city.
The Prudential lights up to read "Let's Go B's" at night, and the Zakim Bridge has been lit with gold lights throughout the playoffs. In the Public Gardens, the George Washington and Paul Revere statues don Bruins gear.
Seen anything else around the city? Include those sights in the comments section of this blog.