Stanley Cup Final kicked off in style on the Bryant Park Lawn.
With the Rangers opening their first Stanley Cup Final series in 20 years 3,000 miles away in L.A., it was natural for faithful Blueshirts fans to want to get together to root for their favorite team. And get together they did, as Bryant Park hosted a Rangers Fan Fest and Viewing Party for the ages.
The fun began at 4:00pm on Wednesday, June 4, as Rangers fans enjoyed practicing their hockey skills and playing mini-games on a specially-constructed rink. There were also appearances by Rangers legends, face-painting (with a blue, white, and red motif, naturally), and Rangers-themed giveaways.
Once the pregame began on NBC, all eyes were drawn to the huge screen at the park’s Upper Terrace. When the Rangers got off to a quick two-goal lead, the crowd was, to put it mildly, in a state of ecstasy. Alas, the Rangers couldn’t hold on to the lead and lost in an overtime thriller, but an amazing number of fans stayed through the entire game.
This event was a blast. More than 10,000 people participated throughout the evening, and 5,000 were on the lawn at game-time. We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the Rangers, who have generously participated in many events at the park, but this one may have topped them all!
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