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Saturday, January 1, 2022

12:30PM - 5:30PM CT

Truly Hard Seltzer NHL PreGame™

Inside Target Center, Outside on 1st Avenue & N 6th Street

Saturday, January 1, 2022

4:00PM CT

Gates to Target Field Open Target Field

Saturday, January 1, 2022

6:00PM CT

2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® Target Field
Date/Time Event Location
All guests are encouraged to arrive and enter Target Field early to help alleviate long security screening lines.
2022 NHL Winter Classic Pregame map



Truly Hard Seltzer NHL® PreGame™

Hockey fans are invited to join the National Hockey League® (NHL®) and its corporate partners at The Truly Hard Seltzer NHL PreGame, the official fan festival of the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic®. This FREE hockey festival is open on Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 12:30PM - 5:30PM CT inside Target Center, as well as outside along 1st Avenue & N 6th Street. Please note that due to capacity restrictions, admission into Target Center is not guaranteed. The PreGame is open to fans of all ages and will offer family-friendly hockey interactive games and attractions, live music and special appearances. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by tagging your photos using NHL #WinterClassic.

Sensory Kits

For the first time, the NHL in partnership with The Assist and Dunkin', are bringing sensory kits to the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic®.

The Assist was created in 2021 by two fellow hockey wives, Paige Dowd and Kodette LaBarbera, who strived to make hockey more accessible to all fans. Their combined personal background and educational background of autism and sensory needs made a great match. The sensory kit created is designed for the stimuli put off by hockey games specifically. The kit is full of items to reduce stimuli such as: Minnesota made 3M Your Ears Rock headphones and sunglasses, as well as items to help with self-regulation such as fidget toys, squishy pucks and coloring activities. Inside is also a social story containing the outline of a hockey game so they can be aware of what is to come and a special gift provided by Dunkin'!

To pick-up a sensory kit on gameday, please visit one of the guest services locations inside Target Field. They are located near Section 113 or Section 204.



NHL Winter Classic Dunkin' sensory kit


NHL® Fan Code of Conduct

The NHL® and its Member Clubs are committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment and enjoyable entertainment experience. NHL® fans have a right to expect an environment in which they will be treated in a consistent, professional and courteous manner by all venue, team, and NHL® personnel, as well as by other fans. The same right extends to all NHL® players and officials. Accordingly, fans are responsible for their own conduct. The following standards have been established with respect to fan conduct:

  • Fans are entitled to enjoy a hockey experience free from disruptive or inconsiderate behaviors or unruly actions.
  • Fans may not interfere with the event and/or athletes in any manner.
  • Fans shall refrain from using abusive, discriminatory or hateful language or obscene gestures.
  • Fans may not engage in fighting, throwing objects, or other behaviors deemed detrimental to the experience of other guests, and those who engage in any of these activities will immediately be ejected from the venue.
  • Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to Event Staff.
  • Fans who choose to consume alcohol must do so in a legal and responsible manner. Intervention by Event Staff with an intoxicated or impaired fan will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.
  • Fans shall comply with requests from Event Staff regarding venue operational and emergency procedures.
  • Fans may not engage in unauthorized commercial activity while on venue property.

Violation of the NHL® Fan Code of Conduct may result in eviction from the venue without a ticket refund. The NHL and its Member Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of the NHL® Fan Code of Conduct.


Health & Safety - Here's what you need to know about spectator health and safety before entering the venue:

  • Physical Distancing - Maintain at least 6 feet from fellow fans when not in your seat, where possible.
  • Clorox Hand Sanitizing Stations - Available throughout the venue for accessibility and ease of use.
  • Enhanced Cleaning Measures - Enhanced cleaning protocols have been adopted throughout the venue, including the use of Clorox disinfecting products.
  • Use of face coverings is strongly encouraged when in any indoor location (including all interior event spaces, elevators, and restrooms), except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Proof of vaccination/COVID test is currently not required for fans to enter the venue but may change if required by changes in local health mandates.
  • For the safety of all guests and Event Staff, if within the 14 days preceding the event, you have tested positive or presumptively positive for COVID-19, experienced any COVID-19 related symptoms or been in direct contact with or in the immediate vicinity of any person who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19, please stay home and notify your health care provider.

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Reserved seating areas for patrons utilizing a wheelchair, scooter, or for those with mobility limitations are located throughout the venue.


Alcohol Policy

Alcohol policies are listed below:

  • All fans purchasing alcohol must be at least 21 years of age and present a valid ID.
  • No alcohol will be sold to fans who appear intoxicated.
  • There will be a limit of two (2) alcoholic beverages per transaction.
  • Management reserves the right to suspend alcohol sales at its discretion.
  • Fans who do not have proof of being at least 21 years of age may be ejected for possessing alcohol.
  • Fans passing alcohol to minors will be ejected and subject to arrest.
  • We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any fan.
  • Outside alcoholic beverages may not be brought beyond the security screening. Any attempt to bring outside alcoholic beverages into Truly Hard Seltzer NHL® PreGame or Target Field will be considered a violation of the NHL® Fan Code of Conduct and may result in the fan being ejected, arrested and/or tickets being revoked.
  • All alcohol sales will be discontinued at the beginning of the third period.



There are several U.S. Bank ATMs located throughout Target Field. On the Main Concourse, they are in the Elevator 14 lobby (near Gate 3), Elevator 3 & 4 lobby (near section 124), and Elevator 6 & 7 lobby (near section 112). On the Club Concourse, they are near Event Suite G, Delta SKY360° Club section Q, and U.S. Bank Home Run Porch Terrace section 231. On the Terrace Concourse, they are near section 203 and section 226.


Bag Policy and Medical Device Bags

Single-compartment bags (maximum size of 16"x16"x8") are allowed in Target Field and Target Center. These include purses, clutch purses, single-compartment tote bags, clear bags, drawstring bags, diaper bags, single-compartment soft-sided coolers, fanny packs and medically necessary items. Backpacks, multi-compartment laptop bags, duffel bags or any bags over the stated size requirement are not allowed into the venues. To expedite entry into Target Field and Target Center, it is recommended that guests come without bags whenever possible.

Medical supply bags 16" by 16" by 8" or smaller are allowed into Target Field and Target Center. It includes items such as insulin pumps, external heart devices, oxygen, etc.


Banners & Signs

Homemade signs and banners are allowed at Target Field. To ensure that these articles do not distract others, we ask guests to adhere to the following guidelines: banners and signs may not contain advertising or carry disparaging or obscene messages; they may not cover any scoreboards, railings, existing advertising or LED boards; banners and signs may not be placed in the direct sightline of the players and/or infringe on the sightlines of other guests during game play. We reserve the right to permit or remove any sign or banner from Target Field at any time.



Blankets will be permitted in the venue for the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic®.



Target Field accepts credit card and mobile payment only. We offer reverse ATMs located at Section 103, Gate 3, Section 231, Section 204, and Section 223.


Child Seat Policy

All children age 2 and older require a ticket for admission. Children under 2 must sit on the lap of the accompanying adult and not occupy an additional seat.



Food and beverage sales will be available during the game throughout Target Field. All alcohol sales will be discontinued at the beginning of the third period.


Designated Driver Program

For more information, please visit any of the Good Sport kiosks located on the Main Concourse near section 130 and on the Terrace Concourse near section 222.



"If you see something, say something!"

In the event of an emergency, notify the closest member of Event Staff.



In case of emergency, you will be directed as to how to orderly evacuate Target Field by Event Staff, PA announcements, and Scoreboard instructions.


First Aid

Guests requiring first-aid are urged to immediately contact any member of the Event Staff within Target Field. First-aid may also be contacted by a Delaware North - Sportservice employee at any concessions stand. Trained medical personnel are on duty for all events to assist guests. The First Aid Stations are located across from section 112 on the Main Concourse, and at section 216 on the Terrace Concourse.


Gate Information

Public Gates, which includes Security Screening & Ticket scanning will open at 4:00PM CT. Patrons should enter Target Field through the gate displayed on their ticket.

There are five gate entrances at Target Field, each on the Main Level. Each of the five gates is wheelchair accessible. Gate #3 is located at 5th Street and 3rd Avenue. Gate #6 is located on 5th Street by the Light Rail Station. Gate #14 is located off of 7th Street behind home plate. Gate #29 is located on Target Plaza by 7th Street. The largest gate at Target Field is gate #34 located on Target Plaza.


Health Screenings

Proof of vaccination/COVID test is currently not required for fans to enter Target Field but may change if required by changes in local health mandates.


Lost and Found

A guest who has misplaced an item should contact the nearest member of Event Staff or the Guest Service Center immediately or contact the Minnesota Twins Lost and Found at 612-659-3640. Pertinent information will be recorded, and lost articles will be categorized and held for 30 days. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to charity. Guests finding misplaced items are encouraged to turn them in to the nearest member of Event Staff or the Guest Service Center.


Lost Guests

Children and adults separated from their party within Target Field will be escorted to the closest Guest Service Center. For assistance in locating a lost guest, contact the nearest member of Event Staff or security officer. A guest who has become separated from his or her party should proceed to the nearest Guest Service Center. All Guest Service Centers within Target Field have complimentary wristbands for children and adults. These are blank wristbands which can have seat location, phone number for guardian, etc. written on them in order to facilitate reuniting a lost guest with their party.


Mask Policy

Use of face coverings is strongly encouraged when in any indoor location (including all interior event spaces, elevators, and restrooms), except when actively eating or drinking.



Officially licensed NHL-merchandise is available at retail locations and novelty shops located in Target Field and throughout the Truly Hard Seltzer NHL® PreGame. Visit any one of these locations for the widest selection of 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® jerseys, apparel, hats and souvenirs.


Mobile Entry

Please access and download your ticket to your iPhone Wallet or Google Pay before heading to Target Field.


Nursing Mothers

Mothers in need of private accommodations while nursing are welcome to do so at the OB-GYN WEST Nursing Rooms in the Guest Service Centers (near sections 113 and 204).


Parking & Public Transportation

Parking Information: The City of Minneapolis and MPLS Parking will provide game day parking options for Target Field for fans attending the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic. Parking will be available in Ramp A, Ramp B, Ramp C, and Hawthorne Ramp. Parking is on a first come, first serve basis and fees will apply.

Light Rail Information: The METRO Blue Line and Green Line offer fast, quiet light-rail service directly to Target Field Station from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington. Please visit for more information on the METRO Blue Line and Green Line schedules.

Please visit for more information on transportation to the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic.


NHL Prohibited Items

For the general safety of all guests the following items are not allowed into Target Field:

  • Weapons - guns - firearms - ammunition
  • Self-defense sprays - mace
  • Explosives
  • Fuels - torches - lighter fluid
  • Knives - brass knuckles - billy clubs - black jacks - kubatons
  • Martial arts weapons - night sticks - nunchucks - stun guns/tasers
  • Tools
  • Razor type blades - box cutters - razor blades - scissors
  • Alcohol
  • Outside food
  • Animals (unless a service animal)
  • Bottles and cans (sealed and/or soft sided)
  • Sealed packages of any kind
  • Aerosols cans or noisemaking devices - whistles - air horns - plastic horns such as vuvuzelas
  • Drones (UAS-Unmanned Aircraft Systems) or other model aircraft
  • Frisbees - beach balls
  • Balloons/inflatables
  • Seat cushions with a metal frame
  • Laser pointing devices
  • Items intended to create optical distraction
  • Selfie Sticks or telescopic devices - tripods
  • Umbrellas
  • Hazardous items - chemicals - paint thinners
  • Any other items deemed inappropriate or dangerous by the NHL or venue personnel, in their sole discretion.

Guests will have the option of either surrendering the prohibited item at the gate or leaving and then returning without the prohibited item prior to entering the venue. Surrendered items will not be returned to guests.


Re-Entry Policy

Re-entry into the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® is not permitted once your ticket has been scanned.


Seat Cushions

Guests may bring seat cushions into Target Field, provided that the cushion does not have any metal frames that might damage the seats. Guest must provide their own seat cushions.



Segways are not permitted at the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic®.



Target Field is a tobacco-free facility. Tobacco use is not allowed anywhere within Target Field or its appurtenant areas. This includes the facility itself, Target Plaza, the Promenade behind Target Field and the 5th and 7th Street sidewalks adjacent to Target Field. Electronic cigarettes are also prohibited at Target Field.


Social Media

Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by tagging your photos using NHL #WinterClassic.



Tailgating or picnicking in the parking lot is not permitted.


Taxi Services

The Target Field Taxi Stands are located outside of Gate 3 on 3rd Avenue and 5th Street, and near Gate 14 on 7th Street.


Ticket Office Location

The main NHL Ticket Office will be located on Target Plaza near Gate 29. The box office hours will be from 3:00PM CT through the start of the second period.


Ticket Refund Policy

Please follow the link for more information on the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® ticket refund policy.



The weather forecast is predicting extremely cold temperatures at Target Field for gameday. Temperatures may be well below freezing; so please dress accordingly.


**Information is subject to change. Please check back for more information

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