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.