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RELEASE: Home Opener Red Carpet Arrival Details Announced

Blackhawks to kick off 2019-20 season with Red Carpet Arrival before Thursday's home opener vs. San Jose

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications /

The Chicago Blackhawks will kick off the 2019-20 regular season with the annual Red Carpet event prior to the team's home opener at the United Center on Thursday, October 10 against the San Jose Sharks (TICKETS)

The event will be held inside the United Center Atrium, offering an exclusive opportunity for fans holding tickets to the home opener to see the 2019-20 Blackhawks players make their arrival for the game at approximately 5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to secure their viewing space along the red carpet as this event is expected to hit capacity.

NBC Sports Chicago's Pat Boyle and Blackhawks Television Studio Host Steve Konroyd will emcee the event with additional commentary from Blackhawks alumni-turned-analyst Adam Burish and NBC Sports Chicago's new in-game reporter Nick Gismondi. NBC Sports Chicago will air coverage in a "Red Carpet Special" at 6:30 p.m. prior to Blackhawks Pregame Live.

Thursday's home opener vs. San Jose starts at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, the exclusive local television home for Blackhawks hockey, as well as streamed live online at and the "MyTeams by NBC Sports" app and heard on WGN Radio.

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Additional Information for Fans:

  • Atrium doors will open at 3 p.m. for the Red Carpet event.
  • All United Center parking lots will open at 2 p.m.
  • Gates will open for the home opener immediately following the conclusion of the red carpet event at approximately 5:30 p.m. 
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