Somewhere in that place you plan to enjoy the greatest sport on earth; played by the greatest team ever to play the game in the world; with the many of the greatest fans of hockey and this storied franchise that you will ever meet. But being a true fan you want to expand your knowledge of the hockey universe.
On October 25th, and sometime before 7 O'clock that evening, you will be settling in to your seat to enjoy the game with all of us that are attending The Habs Inside/Out Fan Summit. But our very first official event to kick off our pilgrimage to hockey's Mecca will be starting at 10:30 that morning at the Centre Bell. At that time we will be gathering outside to prepare for the tour. We want everyone there the extra half hour early - the tour launch time is actually at 11:00 am - so we will not miss out on exploring every possible little nook and cranny of this place that they will let us put our eyes on.
For those of you staying at the hotel with the bulk of the group, the event is within walking distance of the beer in your hotel fridge. For the rest of you that may be driving in for this particular event, here are the driving directions and the prices for parking so you can plan ahead.
The price of the tour will be $5.50 per person. We will meet at 10:30 am on October 25th at 1260, de la Gauchetière Street West. The tour should last about 45 minutes. What can you expect on the tour?
- Hall of Fame,
- Press conference room
- Jacques-Beauchamp media Lounge
- Press gallery,
- Artists’ luxury suites
- Canadiens dressing room (if available).
The Canadiens dressing room will no longer be available for visits starting on September 15th 2008 and until the end of the regular season and the playoffs.
For a more personal perspective of what to expect on the tour, Robert has a great picture essay on the frist Habs Inside/Out Fans Summit here.
And here are a couple of pictures, taken by Gazette photographer Tyrel Featherstone, of last years Summiteers in Windsor Court - just outside the Centre Bell.