NHL reveals venues for 2019-20 outdoor events

The NHL has confirmed the stadia for the ice hockey league’s three outdoor games during the 2019-20 season.

The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets will face off in the Heritage Classic at Mosaic Stadium (pictured) in Regina, Saskatchewan on October 26. It will mark the first edition of the Heritage Classic since 2016.

The Dallas Stars will also host the 2020 Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2020, while the 2020 Stadium Series is scheduled for February 15 next year at the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs. This game will feature the Colorado Avalanche, although the team’s opponent has not yet been confirmed.

The NHL has also announced that its 2020 All-Star Weekend will be held at Enterprise Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, from January 24-26.

On the decision to award the Heritage Classic to Mosaic Stadium, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said: “There’s been a great deal of interest in the Regina market over the years and they have very much wanted to host a game.”

Next year will mark the third time that St. Louis has hosted the NHL All-Star Game, with the city having also staged the 1970 and 1988 editions.

Bettman added: “St. Louis was a great host for us for the Winter Classic we recently had there (2017 at Busch Stadium), and in the final analysis, the total circumstances, including the substantial renovation that they’ve done of Enterprise Center made it the right time to go back. We have no doubt it will be a huge success.”

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