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2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®

Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators
New Year's Day, 2020 | Cotton Bowl® Stadium, Dallas, Texas

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About the 2020 NHL Winter Classic®

  • The Dallas Stars will host the 12th NHL Winter Classic® in NHL history.
  • Dallas is the ninth team to play host to the game, joining Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Washington. Boston, Buffalo and Chicago are the only two-time hosts.
  • Dallas is the 12th team to participate in an NHL Winter Classic® game. The Chicago Blackhawks lead all NHL clubs with four appearances in the NHL Winter Classic® Game (2009, 2015, 2017, and 2019).
  • The Stars and Predators are the 24th and 25th teams to participate in an NHL Winter Classic®, NHL Stadium Series™ or NHL Heritage Classic™ outdoor game. Only six teams have never participated in an outdoor game: Arizona, Carolina, Columbus, Florida, Tampa Bay and Vegas.
  • Cotton Bowl® Stadium is the sixth football venue to host the game and third college football venue to have an NHL Winter Classic®, joining Michigan Stadium and Notre Dame Stadium.
  • Cotton Bowl® Stadium will become only the third venue in the state of Texas to host a regular-season NHL contest along with American Airlines Center and Reunion Arena.
History of Cotton Bowl® Stadium

  • Built in 1930, the first game played in the stadium was a clash between two local area high schools.
  • The 1966 NFL Championship was played at Cotton Bowl® Stadium, which was the 34th NFL championship game. The Packers defeated the Cowboys, 34-27 and went on to win Super Bowl I against the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks later.
  • The SMU Mustangs called Cotton Bowl® Stadium home on two separate occasions from 1932-78 and 1995-99.
  • Each year, the stadium hosts one of the most iconic rivalry games in college football. The Red River Showdown between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners has been played each year at the venue since 1932. Texas leads the series, 62-46-5.
  • Along with the annual game between Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners, Cotton Bowl® Stadium also hosts the State Fair Classic, pitting Prairie View A&M University Panthers against Grambling State University Tigers.  
  • The Dallas Cowboys played their home games at Cotton Bowl® Stadium from 1960-71. Prior to the Cowboys, the Dallas Texans (AFL) played from 1960-62 at the stadium.
  • The stadium hosted six men's soccer matches during the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
  • The Dallas Burn/FC Dallas of the MLS played at Cotton Bowl® Stadium from 1996-2002 and 2004-05.
  • In 2014, Champions League powerhouses Real Madrid and A.C. Roma faced off in a match at the stadium as part of the International Champions Cup.
Frequently Asked Questions

The Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® is an annual event held by the National Hockey League featuring two NHL Clubs playing an outdoor game in a historically significant venue.

The annual Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will take place at the historic Cotton Bowl® Stadium at Fair Park in Dallas on January 1, 2020.

The Stars will play the Nashville Predators in the NHL Winter Classic®. The game will mark the first NHL regular-season outdoor game for both Dallas and Nashville.

NHL Winter Classic® jerseys will be on sale at a later date. As soon as pre-sale opportunities are determined, information will be made available.

Tickets are on sale now. Click here to view seats.

Ticketing prices can be found by clicking here.

Season Tickets for 2019-20 will consist of 43 home games, rather than the traditional 44 home games. Season Ticket Holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to the NHL Winter Classic® to go along with their ticket package.

Ticket Pricing & Information

Any child 2 years of age and older will require a ticket to enter the stadium and must occupy their ticketed seat.

Please note that the sight lines of the venue are not typical of an indoor hockey game.

NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and the NHL Winter Classic logo, NHL Stadium Series name and logo and NHL Heritage Classic name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. © NHL 2019. All Rights Reserved.