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Blackhawks Get Red Carpet Treatment

The Blackhawks will arrive for their Saturday home opener against the Red Wings in style. Madison Street will be closed off between Damen and Wood from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a red carpet arrival:

The 2010-11 Blackhawks players will arrive via limousine on Madison Street in front of Gate 3 at 5:00 p.m., and will each be introduced before walking down a red carpet and into the United Center’s Gate 2. Blackhawks Radio Play-By-Play Announcer John Wiedeman will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event. ↵

↵The event is free and features appearances by Blackhawks alumni, executives, broadcasters and Tommy Hawk, the team’s mascot. Parking lots around the United Center will open at 4 p.m., while gates will open for the home opener at 5:30 p.m.


The Hawks and Wings will face off at 7:30 p.m. after a pregame ceremony to raise the Stanley Cup banner to the UC rafters.