Let's take this outside!
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild will meet in the 2022 NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2022 at Target Field - home of the Minnesota Twins.
The teams were originally expected to meet in the outdoor game in 2021, but the event was postponed due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.
Based on availability, Blues 2021-22 Full Season Ticket Holders will receive an opportunity to purchase ticket(s) to the event. Blues ticket quantities and additional information will be released at a later date. Fans interested in receiving information about tickets to the 2022 NHL Winter Classic can sign up to receive more information by clicking here.
The event continues the tradition the League first established in 2008 of hosting a regular-season outdoor game at the start of the new year. The 2022 NHL Winter Classic will mark the 14th anniversary of the first NHL Winter Classic, which was played in Buffalo.
Video: Blues, Wild to meet in 2022 Winter Classic
The game will be the Blues' second appearance in the NHL Winter Classic. On Jan. 2, 2017, the Blues defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Wild will be playing in their second outdoor game but first NHL Winter Classic.
Target Field, located in Minneapolis, Minn., was named Sports Facility of the Year in 2011 by the Sports Business Journal and was recognized as having the best game day experience in all of sports by ESPN the Magazine in 2010. Over its first decade, Target Field has hosted Major League Baseball's postseason (2010 and 2019) and All-Star Game (2014), multiple sporting events including Minnesota prep tournaments, an international soccer match (2016), NCAA football games (2017 and 2019) and several concerts and music festivals.
Game time, broadcast information and other events surrounding the game will be announced at a later date.
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