Sports bars anticipate bigger crowds due to cancellation of Tivoli watch party

DENVER (KDVR) — As the Colorado Avalanche prepare for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, many people are scrambling to find a place to watch the game since the cancellation of the free watch party at the Tivoli Quad.

The organized event which usually attracts a crowd of over 10,000 people is canceled due to several factors.

Additionally, they cited other events happening simultaneously in the city, previous security breaches, and inclement weather as the reason for the cancellation.

Now the Denver TV bars are bracing for impact.

This is Denver and this is Avs territory,” Danny Imhoff said. “We have hockey accessories for all around this place.”

Imhoff is a bartender at Sobo 151 Bar & Grill, a Czech sporting enterprise in Denver located along South Broadway.

We have the bell with the pestle that we use to bring everyone together and get everyone going,” Imhoff said.

Workers at Sobo 151 said they were working to install more televisions, including on their back patio, to increase capacity.

“I basically considered Friday a holiday because I thought we were going to win, so we got here at four. We had the last table we could set, it was off a Friday So I think if you’re coming to watch the game, you should come early no matter where you’re going,” Shelbie Malinski said.

On Friday, for Game 5, the bar reached capacity well before the puck dropped. Now the staff is encouraging fans who want a table to arrive early. On Sunday, some fans were already reserving their place shortly after the bar opened at 11 a.m.

Those at Sobo 151 said they would reduce capacity if full, they will have a limited menu and won’t do game night takeout orders.

If we get to full capacity, it’s just, “I’m sorry, but we can’t get the firefighters to come on one of the busiest days for these games,” Imhoff explained. “We just don’t want too many people. We want people to be able to have fun. It’s all about having fun. »

Because overall safety comes first, they won’t let any mischief happen inside and won’t hesitate to kick people out.

It’s going to get rowdy in a good way. There will be no stupidity, no fighting, nothing like that and if you do that you will find your way sitting at home watching the game,” Imhoff said.

Denver police are maintaining their Game 5 safety plan:

“While this is an exciting time for Mile High City, as seen in previous league wins, the positive experience of victory can quickly turn negative when celebrations turn to destruction. Fans are urged to celebrating in a controlled manner and not tarnishing the team’s achievements with illegal acts.

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