Wednesday, January 1, 2020
9:00AM - 12:30PM CT
Postgame - 8:00PM CT
Truly Hard Seltzer NHL PreGame™
(Security Screening & Game Ticket Required)
|Cotton Bowl Plaza & The State Fair Midway|
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
|Doors to Cotton Bowl® Stadium Open||Cotton Bowl® Stadium|
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
|2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®||Cotton Bowl® Stadium|
The Truly Hard Seltzer NHL PreGame™ is the official fan festival of the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® and will be open on Wednesday, January 1st from 9:00AM - 8:00PM CT at Cotton Bowl® Plaza and at The State Fair of Texas® Midway from 9:00AM - 12:30PM CT and from Postgame until 8:00PM CT. The PreGame will offer fans of all ages, family-friendly hockey interactive games and attractions, live music and an opportunity to take a picture with the greatest trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup®. Located inside The State Fair of Texas® Midway, fans will be able to ride select rides for FREE including, but not limited to the Texas Star® Ferris Wheel, Top o' Texas Tower, Texas Skyway (entrance to ride is located in Cotton Bowl® Plaza), Pirate Ship and Lone Star Scooters (aka the Bumper Cars). Please note: Only fans with tickets to the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will be able to access The Truly Hard Seltzer NHL PreGame™ festivities. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by tagging your photos using NHL #WinterClassic
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 players and officials have the same rights. Accordingly, fans are responsible for their own conduct. The following standards have been established with respect to fan conduct:
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.
Reserved seating areas for patrons utilizing a wheelchair, scooter, or for those with mobility limitations are located throughout the stadium.
Alcohol policies are listed below:
ATMs are available throughout the stadium.
Cotton Bowl® Stadium - Clear Bag Policy and Medical Device Bags
Permitted bags allowed in Cotton Bowl® Stadium include: Only bags and totes that are made of clear plastic and do not exceed 12" X 6" X 12", or one-gallon clear resealable plastic storage bags, or small clutch bags or purses (which are not required to be clear) that do not exceed 4.5" X 6.5". All other bags (including but not limited to backpacks) and/or containers (including but not limited to cans, plastic bottles, thermos, coolers, and/or hard-sided bags) are prohibited inside the stadium.
Medical device bags are permitted, though will be subject to inspection upon entrance to Cotton Bowl® Stadium.
Banners & Signs
Banners and signs are not permitted in the Cotton Bowl® Stadium
Child Seat Policy
Food and beverage sales will be available during the game throughout the stadium, Cotton Bowl Plaza outside Gate A, and Nimitz Plaza outside Gate J. All alcohol sales will be discontinued at the beginning of the third period.
"If you see something, say something!"
In the event of an emergency, notify the closest Cotton Bowl® Stadium personnel.
In the event of an emergency please follow in-stadium instructions heard over the loudspeaker to the nearest exit in an orderly and calm manner to seek shelter in a nearby campus building. Please be prepared to use an alternative exit route if necessary, as your usual route of exit may not be available during an emergency.
There are two emergency first aid stations, at Gates A & G and in Sections 116 & 137. Paramedics are on duty throughout the game. If assistance is needed in the stands, please contact the nearest usher or emergency medical personnel.
Public Gates including Security Screening & Ticketed Gates will open at 9:00AM with access to the Truly Hard Seltzer NHL® PreGame, Cotton Bowl Plaza and extended outside concourses around Cotton Bowl® Stadium. At 11:00AM doors to Cotton Bowl® Stadium and the seating bowl will open.
Officially licensed merchandise is available at retail locations and novelty shops located in Cotton Bowl Plaza outside Gate A, Nimitz Plaza outside Gate J, and inside Cotton Bowl® Stadium on the Main Concourse behind Section 33. Visit any one of these locations for the widest selection of 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® jerseys, apparel, hats and souvenirs.
Purchase parking passes for the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® here: https://winter-classic-2020.aceparking.com/.
Limited parking will be available on game day and public transportation is highly recommended by using the Dart Rail Green Line trains with a convenient stop at Fair Park Station.
DART Transit - The Green Line every 15-20 minutes and has a stop at Fair Park, where Cotton Bowl Stadium is located. To view special DART game day schedule and rail system map, click here: https://www.dart.org/about/riderinsider/nov19winterclassic.asp
Re-entry into the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® is not permitted once your ticket has been scanned at the entrance of either Cotton Bowl® Stadium or the Truly Hard Seltzer NHL® PreGame.
Restrooms are located throughout the stadium and additional locations outside the stadium.
No smoking is permissible anywhere inside the Cotton Bowl® Stadium.
Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by tagging your photos using NHL #WinterClassic.
Ticket Office Location
The main NHL Ticket Office will be located in the East Lobby of Fair Park Coliseum, adjacent to parking lot 12A, just East of Cotton Bowl® Stadium. A ticket service booth will be located in Tower Circle.
Ticket Refund Policy
Please follow the link for more information on the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® ticket refund policy. 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Ticket Refund Policy
**Information is subject to change.
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