ST. LOUIS - The stars have aligned.
Just 24 months after hosting the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic in St. Louis, the city has been chosen again to host a premier NHL event - the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend from Jan. 24-26, 2020.
The weekend will include the Honda NHL All-Star Skills competition and the Honda NHL All-Star Game, along with various hockey-themed events, entertainment and activities. Hosting the event was made possible in part by two consecutive summers of significant building improvements to Enterprise Center.
Video: Enterprise Center to host 2020 NHL All-Star Game
"This is a great day for not only Blues fans, but for the city of St. Louis," said Blues Chairman Tom Stillman. "Our city, our great fans and our corporate partners have shown tremendous loyalty to the Blues since the team's inception in 1967, and landing a major event such as the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game is a testament to their relentless passion and support."
While the event will be the first All-Star Game at Enterprise Center, St. Louis has hosted the mid-season showcase before - the St. Louis Arena hosted NHL All-Star Games in 1970 and 1988.
"We're extremely excited to be hosting the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis," said Chris Zimmerman, the Blues' President and CEO of Business Operations. "The support we have received from the City of St. Louis, coupled with ongoing investments from the Blues' ownership group, have facilitated the dramatic transformation of Enterprise Center and were critical to winning the bid for our first NHL All-Star Game since the building opened in 1994."
Ticket information for All-Star Weekend will be available at a later date. Fans can sign up to be notified when tickets become available by visiting stlouisblues.com/allstar.