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Whiteout Street Party Attendance Reduced to 11,000

April 16, 2019 1:42 PM | Sports

Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party

The Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party on Friday, April 12, 2019. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The capacity for Thursday’s Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party is being lowered to 11,000 after some incidents of unruliness last weekend.

Economic Development Winnipeg and True North Sports + Entertainment say the reduced capacity from 15,000 will allow for a more enjoyable fan experience on the streets.

The start time for the Jets-Blues to hit the ice in Game 5 hasn’t yet been announced, but organizers and police are already expecting it to be a busy night as the long weekend approaches.

Last Friday’s street party saw a few fights and bouts of drunken misconduct, forcing police to make multiple arrests and let some fans sober up in the drunk tank.

Tickets to the party are $5 and available through Ticketmaster. Proceeds go to support initiatives of United Way Winnipeg.