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Postby Jupiter » Tue 9/03/13 4:34 pm

Gopher to host Hockey City Classic.

On January 17th, 2014 the Gophers will host the Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium. Are you surprised? Probably not if you follow this team closely. It's pretty well known that the UofM has wanted to do this for quite some time. Well it's finally official.

On that evening the Gopher Women will face Minnesota State at 4:30pm follow by the Gopher Men at 8pm. The men will face Ohio State in a BigTen Conference matchup. Probably not the team that Gopher fans would have liked to have played in their first outdoor game at home. I am guessing that the fan would have preferred UND, UW or maybe even UMD. But OSU it will be.

Tickets for the 2014 Hockey City Classic start at $15, are valid for both games and will go on sale to the general public Oct. 22. This is part of the season ticket package.

“The Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium will be a special event for the entire state of Minnesota,” University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Norwood Teague said. “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.”


Men's Captain, Nate Condon, talks about the Hockey City Classic.


A rendering of how the ice will be setup.
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Re: Gopher to host Hockey City Classic.

Postby Bigbeer » Tue 9/03/13 4:40 pm

I was hoping the season ticket holder email would have info about how they plan to position the rink, but I don't see anything. Looks like they"ll send something out on Sept 16?
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Re: Gopher to host Hockey City Classic.

Postby Jupiter » Tue 9/03/13 4:46 pm

Added the ice setup to the article.
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Postby Bigbeer » Tue 9/03/13 4:50 pm

I glanced at that and assumed it was a picture from some other outdoor game. You're so smart.
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Re: Gopher to host Hockey City Classic.

Postby gopher6 » Tue 9/03/13 5:29 pm

to bad you can not get a front row seat on the glass :rim: :rim: :rim:
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Re: Gopher to host Hockey City Classic.

Postby Jupiter » Tue 9/03/13 5:30 pm

gopher6 wrote:to bad you can not get a front row seat on the glass :rim: :rim: :rim:

I will.... :biggrin2: :biggrin2: :biggrin2:
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Re: Gopher to host Hockey City Classic.

Postby bonesaw » Tue 9/03/13 5:40 pm

Bigbeer wrote:I glanced at that and assumed it was a picture from some other outdoor game. You're so smart.

Apparently there will be some contingent of Michigan fans placed in the upper corners of the stadium :D

I'm pretty sure that's a photoshop of the opening game against Air Force. Marching band in full uniform and all :rim:
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Re: Gopher to host Hockey City Classic.

Postby Chris Eckes » Tue 9/03/13 6:30 pm

I went to the chicago game last year... people are going to want to wear much warmer attire than they show in the picture ;)
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Re: Gopher to host Hockey City Classic.

Postby Steve_MN » Wed 9/04/13 8:29 am

gopher6 wrote:to bad you can not get a front row seat on the glass :rim: :rim: :rim:

Given that their e-mail said they'd try to get "comparable" seating for season ticket holders, I find myself very interested to see where to stick me, and whether I'll be able to see a :censored: thing for the game (Normally Section 1 Row 1 right next to the goal judge)
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