In the same vein as the annual Winter Classic, the NHL Stadium Series brings hockey outdoors to other professional sports venues during the regular season. The events offer fans the chance to take in their favorite teams in an entirely different way as sites like baseball and football stadiums put on NHL hockey, making for one unforgettable experience.
On the heels of the success of previous outdoor hockey outings, the league has unveiled a new slate of regular-season games comprising the inaugural NHL Stadium Series in 2014. First up will be the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25, with the New Jersey Devils and Texas Rangers battling the following day at Yankee Stadium. The home of the Bronx Bombers will pull double duty as on Jan. 29 the Rangers will return to the stadium to face the New York Islanders in the only weekday contest of the series.
Less than two months later, the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins will square off in the fourth and final game on March 1 at Soldier Field. No word yet on whether it will become an annual occurrence, but based on the excitement from players and fans alike, it seems more than likely more outdoor stadiums will have a chance to host NHL hockey. In the meantime, reserve your seats at the first-ever event with NHL Stadium Series tickets on sale now.