NEW YORK - The NHL® announced today that a limited number of tickets to the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Busch Stadium between the Chicago Blackhawks and the hometown St. Louis Blues will go on sale to the public today.
Tickets to the Jan. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues match-up and the alumni game between the two franchises on Dec. 31 will be available for purchase via www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Ticketmaster.ca, the official ticket marketplace of the NHL, beginning today at 10 a.m. CT. Each ticket purchased to the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will be part of a strip that includes a ticket to the alumni game. This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. For all NHL events every person is required to have a ticket for admission, regardless of age.
In March, the NHL announced that the Blues will play host to the Blackhawks at Busch Stadium on Monday, Jan. 2 at Noon CT as part of the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. The game will be broadcast live in the U.S. on NBC and in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports. Additionally, two teams comprised of notable alumni from the Blues and Blackhawks will play a game at Busch Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 31 (time TBD), two days prior to the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. The alumni game will feature legendary players from both the Blues and Blackhawks as fan-favorites from both clubs return to the ice to represent these organizations one more time and renew this great NHL rivalry.
When these Central Division rivals meet, it will mark the first time the Blues will host the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® and the first-ever regular-season outdoor game for the Club. On Jan. 2, the Blues will become the 23rd NHL franchise to play in an outdoor game. It also will mark the third time the Blackhawks have participated in the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® (2009 vs. DET, 2015 at WSH) and the fifth time the Club has participated in a regular-season outdoor game (2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ vs. PIT, 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at MIN).
The Blues and Blackhawks have competed in the same division in every season since 1970-71, tied with the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres for the longest active streak in the NHL. The longtime rivals also have met 12 times in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, facing off at least once in each of the past five decades, including a nail-biting seven-game series won by St. Louis during the First Round of the 2016 Stanley Cup® Playoffs.
NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the event leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will provide coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the hashtag NHL #WinterClassic.
Official fan travel and hospitality packages for the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® are available through PrimeSport, the Official Fan Travel and Hospitality Package Partner of the NHL. For more information please visit www.primesport.com/nhl.