One of the NHL’s biggest annual deliveries has made its way well below the Mason-Dixon line as the 12th annual Winter Classic head south in Dallas.
Regardless of the unique territory that comes with the game at the event, two points are still up for grabs like any other of the 82 regular season games each team will play in 2019-20. The last time the Nashville Stars and Winners met, Dallas dominated with a 4-1 victory. Will the host team repeat as winners or will the host go on the New Year’s plunder?
Winter Classic Costumes: Dallas Nashville Islands
Where is the Classic Winter 2020 game played?
In 2020, the game will be played in Texas at Cotton Bowl Stadium. With a history rich in football, hockey debuts in the 89-year-old.
The stadium was formerly home to the NCAA’s SMA Mustangs and two NFL clubs – the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Texans (who later moved to Kansas City and became the Chiefs). Cotton Bowl Stadium has also been home to the Cotton Bowl game for over 60 years before the game moved to Cowboys Stadium in 2009. Now, Cotton Bowl Stadium is hosting the annual Red River Rivalry game between Oklahoma and Texas, two Big 12 powerhouses. football programs and one of the most graduated college football rivalries.
How many tickets have been sold?
There may have been a calculated risk of putting an outdoor game played on ice in one of the southernmost locations of the league, but the reception from the fans was stunning.
Cotton Bowl Stadium has a declared capacity of 92,100, doubling in size since it was first built in 1930 after undergoing many rounds of expansion over the past century.
Stars and Predators fans have already bought over 84,000 tickets according to Sean Shapiro of The Athletic, including a record 20,000 of his fans. Keep in mind that the overall record set for an NHL game was set at the 2014 edition in Ann Arbor, Mich., When 105,491 fans lined up at “The Big House” – but this game was technically played in a neutral despite its name. from Toronto.
According to TicketIQ, a secondary event ticket marketplace, the 2020 Winter Classic has eliminated all but one previous game this decade in terms of ticket prices from the secondary markets at an average cost of $ 517 per ticket as of December 15th. a higher average ticket price was the 2017 Winter Classic, when the Blackhawks visited the Blues at Busch Stadium – ticket prices averaged $ 632.
Previous winter Classical spaces and participation
Ralph Wilson Stadium
Orchard Park, New York
Penguins 2, Sabers 1 (s)
Red wings 6, Blackhawks 4
Leaflets 1, Bruins 2 (OT)
Capitals 3, Penguins 1
Citizens Bank Park
Rangers 3, Flyers 2
Ann Arbor, MI
Maple Leafs 3, Red Feathers 2 (SO)
Blackhawks 2, Capitals 3
Canadiens 5, Bruins 1
St. Louis, MO
Blackhawks 1, Blues 4
Rangers 3, Sabers 2 (OT)
Notre Dame Stadium
Notre Dame, IN
Bruins 4, Blackhawks 2
Cotton bowl stage
Stars against predators