NASHVILLE — The crowd that descended Saturday evening to the area around Bridgestone Arena was estimated at more than 50,000.
The large majority of them were well-behaved.
But with all the excitement created by the Predators’ big win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, and what with all the visitors who come to Music City to party, a small handful of revelers weren’t at their best.
From The Tennessean, with info and quotes from Don Aaron and David Corman of the Nashville police:
With more than 100 police officers on the scene throughout the day, Aaron said there were only 11 arrests. Seven were for public intoxication, three people were arrested for dealing in counterfeit tickets and one person received a misdemeanor citation for flying a drone over this large crowd which is illegal.
“If you look at a regular Friday or Saturday night that’s not too far off from what they normally experience,” Corman said.
A few crowd-control changes will be made for Game 4 on Monday. If you’re going to be in the area, you may want to click on The Tennessean’s story to learn more.
With a win, the Predators can even the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece.