Locations have been announced for four 2019-20 NHL events, including All-Star Weekend in St. Louis and outdoor games at three different venues.
The NHL’s slate for the 2019-20 season will feature outdoor games as part of three distinct events. Regina’s Mosaic Stadium will host the 2019 NHL Heritage Classic on October 26, featuring a matchup between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets. Outdoor games are also on tap for Dallas’s Cotton Bowl Stadium–where the Dallas Stars will host the 2020 Winter Classic in January–and Colorado Springs, where the Colorado Avalanche will head in February to play in the 2020 NHL Stadium Series game at the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium.
In another major event, the St. Louis Blues will host All-Star Weekend at Enterprise Center in January 2020. More from NHL.com:
The four events for the 2019-20 season were announced by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during the second intermission of the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium.
In addition to the Heritage Classic, Commissioner Bettman announced the Dallas Stars will host the 2020 Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Jan. 1, the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend will be at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Jan. 24-26 and the Colorado Avalanche will host the NHL Stadium Series game at the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Feb. 15….
“There’s been a great deal of interest in the Regina market over the years,” Commissioner Bettman said, “and they have very much wanted to host a game.”
St. Louis will host its third NHL All-Star Game (1970, 1988 at St. Louis Arena) and first at Enterprise Center, home of the St. Louis Blues. NHL All-Star Weekend will include the All-Star Skills competition along with hockey-themed events, entertainment and activities.
Originally opening in 1994, Enterprise Center has received substantial renovations over the last few years, resulting in upgrades to player facilities and fan amenities. More changes are on the way through an upcoming third phase of improvements.
Of the outdoor games, the 2020 Winter Classic will be the first outdoor contest for the Stars, while the 2019 Heritage Classic will be the first to be played since 2016. The Stadium Series game at Falcon Stadium will mark the second NHL regular-season outdoor contest played at a U.S. service academy, and the first since a March 2018 matchup between the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Opponents for the games in Dallas and Colorado are slated to be announced at a later date.