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The Chicago Blackhawks will host the 2017 NHL Draft™ at the United Center, marking the first time the organization and the city of Chicago host the event. The Draft will be held over two days - Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, 2017. NHL club executives, scouts and coaches will be present on the NHL Draft™ floor while more than 15,000 fans and hundreds of print, television and radio media are expected to attend.

FAQ

When is the NHL Draft taking place at the United Center?

The NHL will host the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, 2017.

How and when can I purchase tickets for the Draft?

Tickets for the 2017 NHL Draft are on sale now. They are available the United Center Ticket office, at ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Note that applicable fees apply to Ticketmaster purchases.

How much are tickets to the Draft?

Tickets are $10 for each day.

Will there be other forms of entertainment at the Draft?

The Blackhawks will host an outdoor festival at the United Center throughout the two-day event. The festival will feature the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena, which is an interactive traveling fan experience that honors a century's worth of extraordinary players and teams, remarkable plays, and unforgettable moments. The NHL Centennial Fan Arena includes a museum truck, entertainment truck, a ball hockey rink, never-before-seen virtual reality Zamboni® experience and the Stanley Cup®. For more information about the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, please visit NHL.com/FanArena. Additional information about the outdoor festival will be announced at a later date.

The Blackhawks will host an outdoor festival at the United Center throughout the two-day event. The festival will feature live music and the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena, which is an interactive traveling fan experience that honors a century's worth of extraordinary players and teams, remarkable plays, and unforgettable moments. Please check back for a full list of Fan Fest activities!

Event Hours:
Friday, June 23 from 3-9 p.m.
Stanley Cup Photo Opportunity Hours: 3-8 p.m.

Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Stanley Cup Photo Opportunity Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Centennial Fan Arena Experiences:
MUSEUM TRUCK - The main attraction is a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall. Customized to each market, the Museum Truck will showcase the history of each host club.
VIDEO TRUCK - A second 53-foot trailer will host a giant video screen featuring team trivia and highlights, as well as a pop-out stage for special appearances and viewing parties.
THE "RINK" - A pop-up ball hockey rink will give youth hockey players a chance to shine with programmed games and clinics.
CLEAR THE ICE ZAMBONI® VR EXPERIENCE - This never-before-seen VR experience allows fans to compete against each other in a race to resurface the ice. Fans will take a seat in a mini - Zamboni® ice resurfacer, feel cool air on their skin and their seat rumble, as they are tasked with creating the perfect sheet of ice - in virtual reality. All races will be timed and shared on a leaderboard.
STANLEY CUP® - The oldest and most revered trophy in all professional sports will be on display on Friday from 3-8pm and Saturday from 9am-2pm. Fans who have a ticket to the event will be able to take their photo with the Stanley Cup.