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Fan reminders for 2016 NHL Winter Classic @NHLdotcom

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League would like to remind fans attending Thursday's NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game presented by Molson Canadian and Friday’s 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Gillette Stadium about some traffic, parking and security matters:

* Security and law enforcement officials will be on-site to ensure the safety of everyone attending the events. All guests, including children, must consent to a search of their person and anything they are carrying. Metal detectors will be located at all stadium gates.

* All guests are encouraged to arrive and enter Gillette Stadium early to alleviate the long security screening lines at all gates.

* The bag policy will be the same one Gillette Stadium uses for New England Patriots games. Only clear bags measuring 12" x 12" x 6" or less, women’s clutch bags not to exceed 7" x 4" x 2" and clear plastic bags carrying only purchases made at the stadium ProShop and/or Spectator Plaza locations are allowed in the stadium.

* All guests require a ticket for entry regardless of age.

Notable Opening Times for Stadium Events (all times ET and subject to change)

Thursday Friday
Gillette Stadium Parking Lots 11:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
NHL Spectator Plaza 11:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
Gillette Stadium Gates 1:30 p.m. 11 a.m.
Game Time 3:30 p.m. 1 p.m.




* Traffic restrictions will be in place on local roads before and after the games. Fans attending the games must use I-95, I-495 or Route 140 to access Route 1 and Gillette Stadium. For ease of entry and exit, fans are reminded of the following:

· From the North (from I-95), fans are encouraged to stay to the right and park in Lot P10.

· From the South (from I-495), fans are encouraged to stay to the left and park in Lot P11 or P10.

* All general parking is pay upon arrival and is available on game day only. Parking fees are $50 (cars) and $200 (buses) each day. Attendants accept U.S. currency, only.

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* No third party Will Call will be accepted. The ticket office is located outside the Patriot Place Gate in the NRG Plaza on the north end of the stadium. Fans need to be wary of counterfeit tickets and be extra vigilant when purchasing game tickets.

* Spectator Plaza, the official NHL Pregame Fan Festival, is located at Gillette Stadium in Parking Lot 22. This free, non-ticketed event features family-friendly interactive games and attractions, special appearances, live music and more.

* Fans are required to adhere to the NHL Fan Code of Conduct. Violation of the Fan Code of Conduct may result in eviction from the venue without a ticket refund.

* On Friday only, the MBTA, in cooperation with Keolis Commuter Services, is offering special passenger service to Gillette Stadium for the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. There will be two trains operating to this event:

Boston Train Departure Times

Depart South Station 10:15 a.m.
Depart Back Bay 10:20 a.m.
Depart Dedham Corp 10:35 a.m.
Arrive Gillette Stadium 11:20 a.m.

 Providence Train Departure Times

Depart T.F. Green 10 a.m.
Depart Providenc 10:30 a.m.
Depart South Attleboro 10:40 a.m.
Depart Attleboro 10:50 a.m.
Depart Mansfield 11 a.m.
Arrive Gillette Stadium 11:35 a.m.
Trains will depart Gillette Stadium 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game

The train is ALL RESERVED and $15 per fare. Tickets will be available at North Station, South Station, and Back Bay.

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