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CODE PRED: Smashville psyched to host Preds first 2018 post-season game

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(Fox 17 News)

Fans across middle Tennessee will don their gold and descend on Smashville for the Nashville Predators first home game of the 2018 playoffs on Thursday night.

The Preds will host the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m., but be in your seat at 8:15 p.m. to catch a special pregame show and score a free GOLD rally towel presented by FOX 17.

FREE WATCH PARTIES

Viewing parties for home games for Round 1 will be hosted at Music City Walk of Fame Park. Parties are free and open to the public starting three hours before the game. Fans can enjoy the game on a large video screen, DJs, food trucks, and beverages.

Preds Party in the Park schedule:

  • Game 1: Thursday, April 12 at 8:30 p.m. - Avalanche at Predators at Bridgestone Arena. (FSTN and NBCSN) Activations start at 5:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. - Avalanche at Predators at Bridgestone Arena. (NBC) Activations start at 11 a.m.
  • *Game 5: Friday, April 20 at TBD - Avalanche at Predators at Bridgestone Arena (If necessary)
  • *Game 7: Tuesday, April 24 at TBD - Avalanche at Predators at Bridgestone Arena (If necessary)

Plaza parties are also making a return for the playoffs. These kick off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with the Smash Car, inflatables, face painters, a live DJ and merchandise tent.

For Saturday's game, the Preds plaza party will kick off at 11:00 a.m. The puck drops at 2 p.m.

Game 3: April 16 at Colorado Avalanche 9 p.m. CST

Official viewing party inside Bridgestone Arena, Tickets are $15 for the public and $5 for season ticket holders.

Arena doors open at 7:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 8 p.m. for all other fans

Plaza party starts at 7 p.m.

Game 4: April 18 at Colorado Avalanche 9 p.m. CST

Official viewing party inside Bridgestone Arena, Tickets are $15 for the public and $5 for season ticket holders.

Arena doors open at 7:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 8 p.m. for all other fans

Plaza party starts at 7 p.m.

Plans for Games 5, 6 and 7 will be released if those games are necessary.

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