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Many fans demand refund after missing large portion of Stadium Series game

Tim Tucker   ·   16 février 2020
While the game itself had many fans buzzing, there are several demanding refunds after they were forced to miss a large portion of the match between the L.A. Kings and Colorado Avalanche at the Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium. Traffic tie-ups turned a 45-minute journey from Denver into four-plus-hour rides from hell.

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"We left at 3:30 in the afternoon. And we just walked in," sand Mario Kontny, an Avalanche season-ticket holder who entered the stadium during the second intermission of a game. He told ESPN the trip from the southern part of Denver to the Air Force Academy would normally take less than an hour.

With the game underway, lines of cars were seen still trying to enter the stadium parking lot. It was still bumper-to-bumper at the start of the second period and long lines of fans were seen entering the building during the 2nd intermission.

"I got up on the grass and parked my car on some dirt hill. It's insanity," Kontny said. "I missed two periods. I missed [intermission performer] Sam Hunt. What are we paying for? I'm probably going to watch 20 minutes and head out because it's going to be just as chaotic leaving."

Avalanche fan Jeff Carter walked through security into the event during the second intermission as well. His car wasn't at the stadium -- after it was stuck in that traffic jam, he parked at a Starbucks that was an hour's walk from the venue.

"They need to refund all the tickets," Carter said.

Neither the NHL nor the Colorado Avalanche responded to ESPN's calls for comment. The Kings won the game 3-1.

Source: ESPN
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