Lord Stanley’s Cup is coming to Springfield.

The championship trophy, most recently won by the St. Louis Blues, will be made publicly available for photos at a series of stops on Oct. 10. 

Mayor Ken McClure made the announcement at a press conference at the Jordan Valley Ice Park on Wednesday morning while declaring the date “St. Louis Blues Day” in Springfield.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the extraordinary championship as we bring the Stanley Cup to Springfield,” McClure said. 

The Blues won the Stanley Cup on June 12 after a Game 7 victory over the Boston Bruins. It was the first time in Blues franchise history it won the NHL’s championship.

Its stop in Springfield will begin at Bass Pro Shops from 3-5 p.m.

Then, from 7:30-9:30 p.m, the Cup will make stops at Harbell’s and Fallstaff’s on Park Central West. It will then make an appearance on an outdoor stage on Park Central West until 11 p.m.

About the same time, from 6-11 p.m., an outdoor party will include music, entertainment and a showing of the Blues vs. Ottawa Senators game on multiple screens. 

As is tradition, the trophy travels around the world with the team during the summer after winning the championship. Each player, coach, hockey operations executive, trainer and equipment player typically gets to spend a day with the cup. 

According to the Blues, the trophy was set to travel to three different continents and five different countries during this offseason. 

“It’s tough to beat the allure of the Stanley Cup,” said event organizer and local attorney Joseph Passanise. “Blues Nation is alive and well in Southwest Missouri and we are blessed to have the ‘Cup’ to share with everybody.”


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