The Blackhawks will kick off their 2018-19 regular-season home opener on Sunday, Oct. 7, with a special red carpet event featuring the team's arrival before they host the Toronto Maple Leafs that evening.
For the first time ever, this annual event will be held inside the United Center Atrium. It is free to attend, and fans are encouraged to arrive early to secure their viewing space along the red carpet as this event is expected to hit capacity.
The "Hockey New Year!"-themed celebration will feature:
Tips for fans:
Be sure to arrive early to avoid crowds and for shorter lines into the arena. You won't want to miss the National Anthem and pregame projection show!