Nashville, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2019) - The National Hockey League announced Friday that the Nashville Predators will face off against the Dallas Stars in the 2020 Bridgestone Winter Classic. The game will take place on Jan. 1, 2020, at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
The 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will be the first-ever, regular-season outdoor game appearance for both Nashville and Dallas. Dallas will become the ninth team to host the game, joining Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Washington, with Boston, Buffalo and Chicago being the only teams to have hosted multiple games. Although the 2020 event will mark the 12-year anniversary of the NHL Winter Classic, it will be the first game of its kind to be played in the South.
Bridgestone, the arena naming rights holder of the Nashville Predators, and one of our biggest partners, returns as the title sponsor of the NHL Winter Classic for the 11th consecutive year. In those 11 years, with Bridgestone's support, the NHL Winter Classic has become a widely-anticipated annual sporting event.