As part of the 2019 NHL Global Series™, the National Hockey League (NHL®), the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and Live Nation today announced a special opportunity for fans to attend Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers team practices from 3 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at O2 Arena in Prague, the day prior to the Blackhawks-Flyers 2019-20 season-opening matchup.
Tickets to Blackhawks and Flyers practices will be available for purchase beginning on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. CEST (2 a.m. CT) via Ticketmaster.cz and Ticketportal.cz. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
In March, the NHL, the NHLPA and Live Nation Sweden announced that the Blackhawks and Flyers, along with the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 2019 NHL Global Series. The Blackhawks and Flyers will play their 2019-20 season-opening game against each other in Prague, Czech Republic on Friday, Oct. 4 at O2 Arena. The Sabres and Lightning will face off in a pair of regular-season games at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, Nov. 8, and on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Prior to the Chicago-Philadelphia season-opening matchup, the Blackhawks and Flyers will complete their training camps in Europe and will each play in an exhibition match as part of the 2019 NHL Global Series Challenge™. The Blackhawks will report to Berlin, Germany and play an exhibition game against Eisbären Berlin on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Mercedes-Benz Arena. The Flyers will report to Lausanne, Switzerland, and play an exhibition game against Lausanne HC on Monday, Sept. 30, at Vaudoise aréna.
The 2019 NHL Global Series™ will mark the third straight year and eighth season overall that the NHL has traveled to Europe to play regular-season games. These games reward the legions of loyal and passionate fans in Europe that enjoy live NHL games available via international broadcast partners and the NHL's streaming service, NHL.TV™. The NHL's biggest stars are also featured across numerous social media platforms and on NHL.com in eight languages for the League's international fans. The three games next fall will be the 26th, 27th and 28th NHL regular-season games played in Europe. The Oct. 4 game between Chicago and Philadelphia will mark the fifth NHL regular-season game played in the Czech Republic, all of which have been played at O2 Arena in Prague. The two games between Buffalo and Tampa Bay will mark the 12th and 13th NHL regular-season games played in Sweden, and the 11th and 12th games played at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm.
More information on the 2019 NHL Global Series™ and 2019 NHL Global Series Challenge™ will be announced at a later date. As part of the League's six international sites, NHL.com/sv, NHL.com/cs and NHL.com/de will serve as the official home for all of the latest news and information about the 2019 NHL Global Series as well as other features from around the NHL.