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08 Jun 2019 | 06:52 AM UTC

US: Disruptions expected in St. Louis (MO) for hockey playoff game June 9

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St. Louis (Missouri state) to host hockey playoff game on June 9; disruptions expected across city

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/9/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION St. Louis

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Event

St. Louis (Missouri state) will host the potential last game of the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs on Sunday, June 9. The game is scheduled to begin at 19:00 (local time) at the Enterprise Center in downtown St. Louis. Disruptions are expected throughout the city, particularly near the venue; heightened security measures are planned and traffic disruptions (e.g. road closures, congestion) are expected. Public celebrations are likely in the event of a St. Louis victory.

Context

St. Louis's hockey team, the St. Louis Blues, has never won a Stanley Cup championship since forming in 1967. The Blues are playing the Boston Bruins. In the event of a Bruins victory, the two teams will play in Boston on Wednesday, June 12.

Advice

Individuals in St. Louis are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence, large crowds, and associated disruptions (e.g. traffic congestion, road closures), adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid crowded areas as a precaution.

 

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