St. Louis Fans Celebrate Rams Victory, NHL Lockout Hurting Fans
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (KTVI) -You couldn’t blame Rams fans for any over-the-top celebrations. Sunday’s victory over the Washington Redskins was more than a win. Fans sense that the team is headed in the right direction.“I haven’t seen a game like this for a long time,” said one fan leaving the Edward Jones Dome Sunday night.
Tailgaters stayed and celebrated while a handful of Redskins fans quietly left a parking lot along the St. Louis riverfront.Some fans watched the game from their favorite sports bar and restaurant. The manager of the Syberg’s on Market Street was excited to see familiar faces reunite around television screens.Brent Humiston is also hopeful the hockey season can be saved. His restaurant runs shuttles to and from the Scottrade Center for Blues games.“We’re definitely looking forward to getting Blues hockey back,” said Humiston.
Hockey players and owners have failed to reach a deal and the league is warning fans the season might not start on time.The St. Louis Blues released a statement telling fans that season ticket holders, suite holders and sponsors will be contacted about their options. Single game ticket holders can keep their tickets or return to where they bought them for a refund.Some longtime fans are disappointed.“Aren’t both sides making enough money?” questioned one fan.“There’s enough money to go around for everybody and it’s just kind of stupid,” said Blues fan Scott Skredenske. “Once again the fans lose.”
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