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Preds Unveil Shoulder Patch Logo for 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

Tiger Head Design to Serve as Shoulder Patch Logo on Nashville's Winter Classic Jersey

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Just over three months separate the Nashville Predators from participating in the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, and they're about to have a fresh look when the puck drops outdoors.

The Preds have unveiled a brand-new shoulder patch logo for the jerseys Nashville will sport at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on New Year's Day, and it's got some bite.

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Predators Again on National TV 12 Times for 2019-20 Season

Four Home Games, Eight Road Games on NBC Networks; 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on NBC

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

NBCSN had the option to exclusively air 11 Nashville Predators games during the 2019-20 regular season, so that's exactly what they chose to do. 

After appearing on national TV a dozen times last season, the Preds will again hit their allowed total a year later with 11. And that's not counting their appearance in the NHL's premier regular-season game, the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic against the Dallas Stars at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Jan. 1, 2020 (at noon CT). 

With the Nashville market and Predators fans driving ratings the last few years like never before, NBC executives keep showing off the Preds to a national audience as much as they can. Hockey fans across the country will be treated to Opening Night in Smashville when the Preds host the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 3 (at 7 p.m. CT). In total, NBC and NBCSN will air four home games for the Preds and eight road games, including a Wednesday Night Hockey appearance in Washington against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals.

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Preds Announce 2020 NHL Winter Classic Ticketing Timeline

Ticket Presale for Predators Season-Ticket Citizens Begins on April 1

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (March 20, 2019) - The Nashville Predators, in partnership with the National Hockey League, announced key details surrounding the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, to be hosted at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The Predators will face off against the Dallas Stars on Jan. 1, 2020.

In a press conference held Wednesday at Cotton Bowl Stadium, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was joined by Predators General Manager David Poile, Chairman Herb Fritch and representatives from the NHLPA, Bridgestone and Dallas Stars, among others, to share information regarding the Winter Classic. Wednesday's announcement included details on the ticket on sale timeline and broadcasting rights.

Starting April 1, the Predators will release tickets to a variety of groups, including current partners, full and half Season-Ticket Citizens, mini-plan holders and members of Preds Perks, Golden U, Kids Club and Ford Ice Center programs. On April 16, the Predators will open the Smashville Presale, making tickets available to subscribers of the team's "This Week in Smashville" email communication. Those who participate in the Smashville Presale will have the opportunity to sit in the Predators fan section while quantities last.

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Photos: Cotton Bowl Stadium Prior to Preds, Stars 2020 Winter Classic

Roman Josi, Predators Tour Iconic Cotton Bowl Stadium Opened in 1930

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Roman Josi Tours Cotton Bowl

Josi tours Cotton Bowl, site of next Winter Classic

Roman Josi and some of the Preds staff tour the Cotton Bowl Stadium, the site of the 2020 NHL Winter Classic between the Predators and Stars

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Prior to the Nashville Predators' fifth and final 2018-19 regular-season meeting with the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, Preds Captain Roman Josi and some of the Predators staff toured the iconic Cotton Bowl Stadium, the site of the 2020 Bridgestone Winter Classic. 

Take a look at some of the best photos from the day, and be on the lookout for a video feature from the event during Tuesday's TV broadcast of the Preds and Stars' game on FOX Sports Tennessee.

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Rinne, Josi Ecstatic for Chance to Participate in 2020 Winter Classic

Veteran Preds Have Long Hoped to Play in Winter Classic, Thrilled for Organization

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Once Pekka Rinne got the news his Nashville Predators would be participating in the 2020 Bridgestone Winter Classic in Dallas, Texas, he couldn't help himself from conjuring up a few ideas.

"In my mind, I'm already designing my gear and my helmet," Rinne smiled. "I'm really happy about it."

Indeed, the Nashville netminder couldn't contain his excitement when thinking of what's to come - the only franchise he's ever known finally getting the chance to skate outdoors on New Year's Day, something every NHL player has on the bucket list.

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Preds Official Podcast: Preds Heading Outdoors for 2020 Winter Classic

Podcast Looks at Predators' Involvement in Premier Events - Winter Classic, All-Star Game

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the huge news that the Predators will face the Stars in the 2020 Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Preds President and CEO Sean Henry talks about Nashville heading to the outdoor event, hosting their own someday and a new jersey for the Preds. Plus, Nashville Captain Roman Josi joins the show from San Jose to discuss his second-ever appearance at an NHL All-Star Weekend.  

Highlights Include: 

  • NHL announces Preds at Stars in 2020 Winter Classic
  • How did the Preds land a spot in one of the NHL's premier events?
  • Preds CEO Sean Henry talks new jersey, outdoor games
  • Interview with NHL All-Star Roman Josi
  • Answering your Twitter questions
  • Giveaway opportunity of two Preds 750-piece puzzles; listen to see how to enter!

Visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and others.

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Predators to Face Stars in 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

Central Division Teams Will Play at Cotton Bowl Stadium

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

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.

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