The Colorado Avalanche, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, will host an outdoor game at the United States Air Force Academy on Feb. 15, 2020, it was announced today by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The Avalanche's opponent for the NHL Stadium Series contest at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs will be announced at a later time.
This event will mark the second NHL outdoor game in the state of Colorado, as the Avalanche hosted the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field on Feb. 27, 2016. It will be the first outdoor game in Air Force's history and the second to be held at a United States service academy. The Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs played at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 3, 2018.
"We are proud and honored to be hosting the 2020 NHL Stadium Series at such a unique setting as the Air Force Academy," said Avalanche President/Governor & Vice Chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Josh Kroenke. "We look forward to taking part in our second outdoor game after a very successful event at Coors Field in 2016. Our fans have been instrumental to our success since the franchise arrived in Denver, and we are thrilled that they will get this opportunity to experience an outdoor game at one of our nation's great institutions."
"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to host an outdoor game at the historic Air Force Academy," said Avalanche Executive Vice President/General Manager Joe Sakic. "We are grateful for the chance to honor our military and our local U.S. service academy with a special event. Having this game in Colorado Springs also highlights the growth of hockey throughout the Rocky Mountain region since the Avalanche arrived in 1995. We appreciate being selected by the NHL for this occasion and can't wait to share the experience with our fans."
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Broadcast information will also be announced at a later date.