NEW YORK (Oct. 2, 2009) – There are only four days remaining to register for the general public, random ticket drawing for an opportunity to purchase tickets to the 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic®. Fans can register now at ww.nhl.com/winterclassictickets through Monday, October 5, 2009 at 11:59 a.m. ET.
Registrations received after the deadline will not be accepted. There is no fee to register. Limit one entry per person or household. Registrants selected in the drawing will be notified no later than October 20, 2009 of their opportunity to purchase one pair of tickets (seatedtogether). Ticket prices for the 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic® range from $50 to $350.
The NHL Winter Classic ticket has become one of most sought-after in sports. In 2008, the Amp Energy/NHL Winter Classic between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins sold out the 74,000 seat Ralph Wilson Stadium in just 20 minutes. Last season’s 2009 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic® received more than 240,000 ticket requests for the Wrigley Field showdown between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, attracted 5.6 million North American TV viewers — including the largest U.S. audience for a regular-season NHL game in 34 years — and gathered more than 750,000 visitors on NHL.com.
The 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic between long-time rivals the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers faces off at 1 p.m. ET on January 1, 2010 at Fenway Park in Boston. The open-air battle will be the third regular-season outdoor NHL® game played in the United States (the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins on New Year’s Day 2008, and the Chicago Blackhawks hosted the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field on New Year’s Day last season), and the fourth regular-season outdoor game in League history (the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Montreal Canadiens at Commonwealth Stadium on Nov. 22, 2003). NBC will provide live broadcast coverage of the game in the U.S. In Canada, CBC and RDS will televise the event live. NHL Radio™ and SIRIUS XM Radio will provide radio coverage and NHL.com will provide extensive digital video coverage.