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2021 NHL Expansion Draft™ presented by Upper Deck

Wednesday, July 21

Event begins at 3:30pm PT

Gas Works Park | Seattle, WA

This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be distributed through local non-profits, community groups, contests and invitations - more info to come soon.

If you have a ticket, please note there is no on-site parking.


Join other Kraken fans at these locations:


Sail-gate with us on the water at Lake Union; bring your paddle boards, kayaks and boats.

A giant screen will broadcast the show from the center of Lake Union to those on the water.

We will offer prizes to the best decorated water craft.

Tune in to 104.2 FM while on the water for event audio.

*Please note, you will not be able to access Gas Works Park from the water nor are you able to drop anchor in the lake. SPD Harbor Patrol will be maintaining a safety zone around the barge that will house the giant screen.

LEARN MORE: Contests & Promotions


8412 Greenwood Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

901 Fairview Ave N

Seattle, WA 98109


Fans can also join us via the water!

12534 Lake City Way NE

Seattle, WA 98125

206 N 36th St

Seattle, WA 98103

309 N 36th St

Seattle, WA 98103

105 W Mercer St

Seattle, WA 98119

125 N 36th St.

Seattle, WA 98103

11753 15th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98125

203 W Thomas St

Seattle, WA 98119

3820 S. Ferdinand St.

Seattle, WA 98118

21 Mercer St

Seattle, WA 98109

219 1st Ave. N

Seattle, WA 98109


Forum Social House

North Tower, Lincoln Square

700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 300

Bellevue, WA 98004

The Joker
5614 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE A
Issaquah, WA 98029

Savage Moose
18018 61st Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028

Northshore Pub
18017 68th Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028

In Between Pub
25412 104th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98030

The Lime
8544 122nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

Boston's Pizza
15310 Main St
Mill Creek, WA 98012

J Michael's
15770 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Palmer's East
7853 NE Leary Way
Redmond, WA 98052

16430 SE 128th St
Renton, WA 98059

Collector's Choice
215 Cypress Ave
Snohomish, WA 98290

The Hub Tavern

2926 N Monroe

Spokane, WA 99205

The Peanut Farm Sports Bar and Grill

5227 Old Seward Hwy

Anchorage, AK 99518


SHOP: 2021 NHL Expansion Draft branded Kraken gear


General FAQ

Only ticketed guests may attend this event. Since the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft™ presented by Upper Deck television broadcast is being done from Gas Works Park, the entire park is considered a film set. Only the ticketed television audience will be allowed into Gas Works Park.

A limited number of tickets will be made available to the public -- via fan contests -- but the event itself is a closed set and entry will only be allowed if you have a ticket. There is no chair assigned to this ticket.


All guests over the age of 24 months must be ticketed.

There is no age limit for the event, though the Beer Garden will only be open to guests 21 and older.

Yes, we encourage sail-gating! A giant screen will broadcast the show to those on the water.

Yes, we have worked with various bars to make sure they will be viewing the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft™ presented by Upper Deck. See above, for bar information.

Yes! This event is held outside and will take place RAIN or SHINE. Please dress for the weather. There is no covered seating.

Yes! 2021 NHL Expansion Draft™ merchandise will be available to purchase inside the event perimeter.

Attendee FAQ

Gates open at 3:30p.m.

We encourage fans to arrive early, programming begins at 3:30p.m. and the television broadcast begins promptly at 5p.m.

All fans will be subject to metal detection and bag screening prior to entering the event site. Please see the prohibited items list for more information.

If you have a ticket, we strongly suggest you take the shuttle from UW. Both the parking at UW and the shuttle service to Gas Works Park are free.


This event will follow all Washington State and King County public Health Guidelines, please check back closer to event day for an update.

There is NO PARKING at Gas Works Park. Parking and Shuttle information will be sent directly to ticket holders.

Yes, there is unmanaged bike parking at Gas Works Park. Bring your own lock to properly secure your bike.

Yes. If you need arrangements for accessible seating and parking please email with Expansion Draft ADA in the subject line.

  • Bags that are clear plastic or vinyl and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12"
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand but not larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle/strap. This small clutch bag may be carried into the park along with one of the clear bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items or childcare, after proper inspection
  • Prohibited bags include but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks of any type, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage, seat cushions, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases, or any bag larger than the permissible size.
  • Fans are encouraged to limit the number of items they bring with them to the Expansion Draft. There is NO bag check for oversized bags or for items listed on the prohibited list.

Please view the full Bag Policy and Prohibited Items HERE.

Most likely, no. There are a limited number of seats, and those who have an assigned seat have been notified. If you have not been told you have an assigned seat, you do not have one.

No chairs will be allowed inside Gas Works Park, please see the prohibited items list located HERE.

Re-entry is not allowed.

Smoking (including electronic Cigarettes) is not permitted at this event.

YES! Please bring a sign welcoming the NHL, and our new players to Seattle. Signs should not exceed 24"x36" and cannot be on poles or sticks. Signs must be fan friendly. Any offensives signs will be confiscated.

Due to the blanket seating, umbrellas are not allowed. Please plan for the sun by wearing a hat or visor.

Furry, scaled, and feathered friends should remain at home. Service animals are allowed.

Food items are allowed to be brought in as well as other non-alcoholic beverages such as water. Glass bottles will not be allowed. No alcohol of any kind is allowed to be brought into Gas Works Park.

Yes, there will be limited concession stands available, but we suggest bringing your own food. We will have (3) food trucks - Just Poke, Hemplers/Bavarian Meats & Li'l Woody's as well as a beer garden and non-alcoholic Pepsi and Starbucks products. Just Poke and Li'l Woody's food trucks are cashless. Hemplers/Bavarian Meats will accept cash or card. The beer garden accepts cash or card.

Yes! We will have a beer garden featuring Coors Light, Hop Valley, Modelo, Truly, Chateau Ste. Michelle and 14 Hands among other products. Proceeds will benefit One Roof Foundation.

There is not a hydration station at Gas Works Park. There will be water for purchase at the concession stand.

Yes! We have portable restrooms as well as hand washing stations inside the event perimeter.

The merchandise tent is cashless. Just Poke and Li'l Woody's food trucks are cashless. Hemplers/Bavarian Meats will accept cash or card. The beer garden accepts cash or card.

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