Blues, free food ... and history 

January, 15, 2007
01/15/07
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On Saturday afternoon, they jammed the Scottrade Center in St. Louis for the free food. They got that (hot dogs, chicken fingers, peanuts, etc.) and a little Japanese-style hockey history.

New Blues management, led by owner Dave Checketts, offered the special "free food" day to lure fans back to the building. The rebuilding club has been struggling at the gate this season. While hockey fans in St. Loo might be down on the Blues, they haven't stopped eating. The club drew a good crowd of 17,868 for the 1:10 p.m. matinee against the Kings. As part of the plan, fans could dine on concession foods (beer not included) for no charge from noon until the end of the second period.

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