NHL Winter Classic Hockey Tickets
Get your NHL Winter Classic tickets at TicketSmarter to see one of the biggest events in professional hockey. The Winter Classic is an annual NHL game that is played in an outdoor football or baseball stadium. The game is typically played around New Year’s Day and is part of the NHL’s series of outdoor games with the NHL Heritage Classic and NHL Stadium Series. The inaugural Winter Classic game was played in 2008 at New Era Field. That game saw the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2 to 1 in a shootout finish.
Winter Classic games are always competitive affairs with the National Hockey League inviting their most popular teams to compete against each other. The games are the highest attended of the entire season and earn major television ratings during the New Year’s Day holiday. Some of the more notable stadiums that have hosted the event include Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Notre Dame Stadium, and the Cotton Bowl. Teams in the league that has won past editions of the Winter Classic include the St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, and Dallas Stars. Secure your NHL Winter Classic tickets at TicketSmarter to experience one of the biggest hockey games of the year!
NHL Winter Classic Ticket Prices
There are several variables that will have an impact on NHL Winter Classic ticket prices. The game moves to a new location every year with the stadium size, seating capacity, and stadium location all having an effect on the ticket prices. The team’s chosen to participate in the game and the proximity of the fan base to the stadium will also factor into the pricing of tickets.
How much are NHL Winter Classic tickets?
As the highest attended game on the NHL schedule, the price for tickets to the NHL Winter Classic will be higher than a usual game inside a hockey arena. Winter Classic tickets will generally start in the $150 to $170 range. The average price of tickets is usually around $220 to $240. Fans looking for cheap NHL Winter Classic tickets should look for seats in the upper levels behind the goals as those will be the least expensive.
NHL Winter Classic Date & Schedule
The NHL Winter Classic date is locked down for New Year’s Day. There are occasional exceptions to this rule as the game will be moved to January 2 if New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday. Since 2008, the Winter Classic has only been played on a Monday twice, the 2012 game at Citizens Bank Park and the 2017 matchup at Busch Stadium.
In addition to the game, the NHL Winter Classic schedule will also include a pregame fan festival near the stadium. The pregame festivities include interactive games, attractions, live music, and photo opportunities with the Stanley Cup trophy. The puck is typically scheduled to drop around noon to 1 pm local time.
When do NHL Winter Classic tickets go on sale?
NHL Winter Classic tickets will typically go on sale during the month of August. The host stadium for the event and the competing teams are announced over a year in advance so fans can begin making their travel plans leading up to the game. TicketSmarter’s virtual ticket office will have tickets available as soon as possible so be sure to keep an eye on the event listings so you don’t miss out on the action!
NHL Winter Classic Seating Chart
The NHL Winter Classic seating chart will utilize the full seating capacity of the host football or baseball stadium. The ice rink will be placed on the center of the field, between the 15-yard lines in an NFL stadium, so fans will have the ability to see the entire rink from any seat in the house. The Winter Classic often sells out with games at MLB stadiums seeing attendance of over 40,000 fans, while NFL or college football stadiums see the attendance of well over 60,000 fans. The largest Winter Classic was the 2014 edition at Michigan Stadium, which saw the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings play in front of a sold-out crowd of 105,491.
The host stadiums will feature multiple levels of seating with the various club, VIP, and suite options also available. TicketSmarter’s virtual box office tools will assist you with finding great seats through our interactive seating map.
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