On Thursday, Oct. 8, the Minnesota Wild will host a “Season Opener Outdoor Viewing Party presented by Xcel Energy” – a free event for fans at CHS Field in downtown Saint Paul
to watch the Wild faceoff against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver for the teams’ 2015-16 NHL regular season opening game live on NBC Sports Network.
“We’re excited to host our first event at CHS Field,” said Matt Majka, chief operating officer of the Minnesota Wild. “When we open the regular season on the road, it’s great to be able to create a setting for Wild fans to enjoy the game together. We’d like to thank our friends at the Saint Paul Saints for making this night possible.”
Gates will open at 6:45 p.m., with the puck drop in Denver at 8 p.m. CT shown live on the giant centerfield screen at CHS Field. The viewing party will begin at 7 p.m. with FOX Sports North’s one-hour “Wild Live” pre-game show, followed by game coverage on NBC Sports Network.
In addition to seats in the stands, fans may bring blankets, but lawn chairs are not permitted on the field. Concessions including hot beverages and beer will be available.
The Minnesota Wild Season Opener Outdoor Viewing Party is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the gates to benefit Hockey Fights Cancer, an NHL-wide initiative to recognize and support cancer-related organizations during the month of October.
In the event of inclement weather, fans should stay tuned to wild.com and Wild social media accounts, including @mnwild on Twitter, for updates on the event.