College Hockey:
Minnesota taking men’s, women’s teams outdoors as part of Hockey City Classic

A rendering of TCF Bank Stadium with a hockey setup for the 2014 Hockey City Classic (InterSport/University of Minnesota Athletics).

Minnesota announced Tuesday that it will host the 2014 Hockey City Classic outdoor doubleheader Jan. 17 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The event kicks off with the Gopher women’s team taking on Minnesota State at 4:30 p.m. CST, followed by the Gopher men’s squad hosting Ohio State at 8 p.m. CST

“The Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium will be a special event for the entire state of Minnesota,” Minnesota director of athletics Norwood Teague said in a news release. “Outdoor hockey is a prominent fixture of Minnesota culture and we know that partnering with Intersport for this event will guarantee an unbelievable experience for everyone involved.”

Tickets for the event start at $15, are valid for both games and will go on sale to the general public Oct. 22, 2013 at www.mygophersports.com or by calling 612-624-8080.

The Hockey City Classic is included as part of the Minnesota season ticket package and season ticket holders will be notified by mid-September regarding seat locations and upgrade opportunities.

Select stakeholders from the three participating schools will have the opportunity to purchase advance tickets in an exclusive presale. Once the presale information is finalized, each university will communicate with their respective groups. Requests for group orders of 20 or more tickets are currently being accepted at www.hockeycityclassic.com and will be filled prior to Oct. 22.

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  • ndhockey

    Finally a outdoor game in the state of hockey the only thing that would make this better would be adding a wild game in there too!

    • Brett

      Who cares about the Wild? NHL is garbage…I’ll take college hockey any day.

      • ndhockey

        Agreed but it would still be great to get a 3 for 1 ticket.

  • goldy

    i hope the ice was better than it was in Chicago.

  • HockeyFan

    Ohio State? You really want to pack TCF for an outdoor game the Gophers should be playing the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota.

    • ndhockey

      Do you mean the nodak no names? The name you speak of no longer exists.

      • nogofer

        Gofers won’t play The Fighting Sioux this season because the Rodents won’t make the playoffs… Maybe next year…

        • ndhockey

          I know they won’t play seing as the team you speak of no longer exists.

          • nogofer

            The Fighting Sioux own the gofers… More NCAA Titles. More WCHA Titles. Have fun in the BigJoke.

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