NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League issued the following statement today regarding a change to its ticket procedure at League Special Events:
Over the last number of years, the League's procedure for its Special Event games (e.g., NHL All-Star, NHL Winter Classic, NHL Stadium Series and NHL Heritage Classic) has required that any fan, regardless of age, be required to have a ticket to gain entry. After reviewing this practice, the League has decided to adopt a standard that more closely mirrors that of similar entertainment events and that to which local NHL Clubs adhere. While the League will strive to adopt such policy for these Special Event games, in some instances, it may not be possible or practical in a particular venue.
This new procedure will be effective for the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ in Winnipeg on October 23, and, as such, children two years and older must have a ticket in order to gain entrance to Investors Group Field for the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™. Children under two years of age may enter without a ticket but must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult.
Any fan who purchased 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ tickets from authorized outlets for the event (i.e., the Winnipeg Jets, the Edmonton Oilers the National Hockey League or Ticketmaster.ca) for children under the age of two may obtain a refund for such a ticket on the day of the game by bringing their ticket and child to the main box office at Investors Group Field prior to the start of the game.