SAN JOSE, CA – The National Hockey League (@NHL) today announced that the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) have been selected to host Northern California’s first professional outdoor hockey game in the NHL’s 2015 Coors Light Stadium Series™. The Sharks will host their Southern California-rival Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, home of the San Francisco 49ers. The game will be broadcast live nationally on NBCSN.
“We are honored and elated that the NHL has selected the San Jose Sharks to participate in the NHL’s 2015 Coors Light Stadium Series and is bringing this magnificent event to the Bay Area,” said San Jose Sharks Chief Operating Officer John Tortora. “This event celebrates the growth of the great game of hockey in San Jose and recognizes the incredible support and passion of Sharks fans all over Northern California. We know our fans will bring the electrifying atmosphere of SAP Center at San Jose to Levi’s Stadium on Feb. 21 and we are looking forward to showcasing Sharks Territory outside and under the lights.”
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, San Jose Sharks Season Ticket Holders, Levi’s Stadium SBL Members and Los Angeles Kings Season Ticket Holders will have access to an exclusive 2015 Coors Light Stadium Series™ ticket pre-sale window before tickets go on sale to the general public later this Fall. Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, San Jose Sharks 10-game SharkPak Holders will have access to the pre-sale window. Sharks Season Ticket Holders and SharkPak Holders can expect ticketing information to be delivered via e-mail later today.
To learn more about becoming a Sharks Season Ticket Holder or SharkPak Holder and gain access to NHL Stadium Series™ tickets, visit sjsharks.com/tickets or call 408-999-5757.
At this point, the only other outdoor game currently slated for the 2014-15 season is the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic featuring the Chicago Blackhawks at Washington Capitals on Jan. 1, 2015. To date, there have been 13 regular-season outdoor NHL games contested since 2003-04. Of those 13 games, seven have been hosted in football venues, while six have been hosted in baseball stadiums.
“The growing excitement around NHL hockey in California, the intensity of last season’s playoff series between these teams and the state-of-the-art setting at Levi’s Stadium will bring a thrilling new dimension to the Kings-Sharks rivalry,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We thank the Sharks, the Kings, Coors Light, the San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium and everyone involved in producing the next episode of our Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.”
Further details on this special NHL event, such as an on-sale date for the general public, will be released in the coming weeks.
Fans can visit sjsharks.com and the Sharks official social media channels for up-to-date information and exclusive content in the weeks surrounding the event, as well as before, during and after the game.
Comcast SportsNet (@CSNAuthentic), the exclusive local television home of the Sharks, will present comprehensive, multiplatform coverage of the Sharks-Kings 2015 Coors Light Stadium Series™ match-up leading up to and following the game. 2015 Coors Light Stadium Series™ coverage will be featured on SportsNet Central, Yahoo SportsTalk Live, and Shark Byte. Additional programming will be announced at late date.
Fans can keep up-to-date on 2015 Coors Light Stadium Series™ news by following the hashtag #StadiumSeries.
Official fan packages for all NHL signature events will be available from Global Event Forum, the Official NHL Events Fan Package Partner. For more information please visit nhl.com/fanpackages.
- The Sharks and Kings have met 41 times (regular season and playoffs) since the start of the 2010-11 season, the most of any two NHL clubs in that span. That total includes three postseason meetings, highlighted by seven-game series in each of the past two Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- The NHL’s 13 regular-season outdoor games have drawn total attendance of 740,251 – an average of 56,942 per game.
- Road teams are 10-2-1, including a 5-1-0 mark during the 2013-14 NHL season.
- The Sharks will become the 19th different team to participate in a regular-season outdoor NHL game.
- Three players on the Sharks active roster have participated in a regular-season outdoor NHL game: Scott Hannan (2011 WC), Tyler Kennedy (2008 and 2011 WC) and Raffi Torres (2003 HC).