Northern California vs. Southern California Rivals Meet as Sharks Face Defending Stanley Cup® Champion Kings in an Outdoor Regular-Season Game Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. PT
Limited Number of Tickets Available via Exclusive Pre-Sale for Kings Season-Ticket Members, Sharks Season-Ticket Holders and Levi’s® Stadium SBL Members Beginning Thursday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. PT on First-Come, First-Served Basis While Quantities Last
NEW YORK (August 6, 2014) – The San Jose Sharks will play host to the Los Angeles Kings in a regular-season outdoor NHL® game at Levi’s® Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League announced today. Part of the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™, this Northern California vs. Southern California rivalry will be televised nationally in the U.S. on NBCSN and in Canada on Hockey Night In Canada.
Launched last season by the NHL, the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ consisted of four games, all of which were played in sold out stadiums. The series started in Los Angeles with the NHL’s first outdoor game played in California, showcased the first two hockey games ever played at Yankee Stadium and concluded with the first-ever NHL game at Soldier Field.
“The growing excitement around NHL hockey in California, the intensity of last season’s playoff series between these teams and the state-of-the-art setting at Levi’s® Stadium will bring a thrilling new dimension to the Kings-Sharks rivalry,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We thank the Sharks, the Kings, Coors Light, the San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s® Stadium and everyone involved in producing the next episode of our Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.”
Beginning at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 7, a limited number of tickets to the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will be available for purchase by Los Angeles Kings® Season-Ticket Members, San Jose Sharks® season-ticket holders, and Levi’s® Stadium SBL Members. This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Information regarding ticket availability for the general public will be released at a later date.
At Levi’s® Stadium, the Kings will be participating in their second regular-season outdoor NHL game. On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, a festive crowd of 54,099 packed Dodger Stadium to see the spectacle of the NHL’s first outdoor game played in California.
“The LA Kings are honored to once again be selected to represent the National Hockey League at the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series,” said Luc Robitaille, Kings President, Business Operations. “This event is a tremendous example of how our game continues to grow and evolve in the state of California and it will bring a great deal of exposure to sports fans throughout the region. The event at Dodger Stadium in front of 54,099 fans this past January was a historic moment for the Kings and for our fans, and our players and the entire Kings organization are looking forward to another fun and exciting game this time against our Northern California and Pacific Division rivals, the San Jose Sharks.”
The Sharks and Kings have met 41 times (regular season and Playoffs) since the start of the 2010-11 season, the most of any two NHL clubs in that span. That total includes three postseason meetings, highlighted by seven-game series in each of the past two Playoffs.
“California has become known for outstanding NHL hockey, which will be on display in February when the San Jose Sharks host the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings outside at the new Levi’s® Stadium,” said Don Fehr, NHLPA Executive Director. “It will be a memorable game, given the ultra-competitive rivalry between the Sharks and the Kings and the spectacular setting and facility in which it will take place. The players are already looking forward to it.”
Levi’s® Stadium is the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, utilizing the best technology found in Silicon Valley to design the world’s smartest outdoor sports and entertainment venue. Having hosted its first event on August 2, the state-of-the-art facility recently became the first U.S. stadium of its kind to achieve LEED Gold certification as new construction.
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