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2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic

January 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic

The National Hockey League and adidas unveiled the uniforms the Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights will wear when they face off outdoors in the 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic® at T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners, in Seattle on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

The game will be broadcast live at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET pm on TNT and B/R Sports on Max in the U.S. and on Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.

The National Hockey League provided an illustrated preview of its takeover of T-Mobile Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners, and unveiled its entertainment plans for the 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic outdoor game between the Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights on New Year’s Day, January 1, at 3 p.m. ET (TNT, B/R Sports on Max, SN, TVAS). A limited number of tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster, the official ticketing partner of the NHL.

The NHL, in collaboration with Seattle-based Hotopp Creative Studio, drew inspiration from Seattle’s world-famous seaport, marinas and the mythical sea monster from which the Kraken draws its name. The nautical theme is visible throughout the field design. (Render Credit: NHL, Hotopp Creative Studio, Elevate Sports Ventures, Populous)

The NHL regulation-size rink will sit at the center of T-Mobile Park, atop oceanic topographic maps that convey the region’s waters of Puget Sound. Docks and piers surround the rink, providing entry points onto the field for the Kraken and Golden Knights. Exposed areas of illustrated water within the snow and ice landscape feature a real auxiliary ice rink and boats, including a shipwrecked vessel capsized by the mysterious sea creature, that will serve as the main entertainment stage. The iceberg floating behind the team benches features an NHL compass representing the Pacific Northwest.

For one afternoon, baseball’s ‘batter’s eye’ is given over to the eye of the Kraken, ensuring the legendary sea creature’s presence will loom large in center field.

The NHL on TNT set will broadcast from a boat house erected in left field, overlooking the auxiliary rink that will host local youth hockey players throughout the game.

The opening ceremony will begin with the Kraken’s and Golden Knights’ on-field arrivals from the dugouts onto the docks. Seattle native Sir Mix-A-Lot will perform one of his most popular songs during player introductions.

Fourteen-year-old Seattle-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Nikhil Bagga will perform the U.S. national anthem. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided as part of the NHL’s partnership with P-X-P. Founder and CEO of P-X-P Brice Christianson will serve as ASL interpreter and Brittany Rupik will serve as the ASL performer.

The Flag party, presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, will be comprised of Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps service members from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The University of Washington ROTC will present colors. The opening ceremony will conclude with a flyover featuring two MH-60S Seahawk aircrafts from the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue unit.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart will headline the entertainment for the game with a first intermission presented by Ticketmaster performance. In a career spanning over five-decades that began in Seattle, the band featuring Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson, Ryan Wariner, Ryan Waters, Paul Moak, Tony Lucido and Sean Lane has sold more than 35-million records and performed more than 2,500 shows worldwide for millions. “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” and “Magic Man” are among the many songs that now reside in the pantheon of Rock’s greatest hits.

The second intermission will feature “A Tribute to Seattle Sports,” with appearances by Jay Buhner, Jamal Crawford, Matt Hasselbeck, Walter Jones, Steve Largent, Marshawn Lynch, Edgar Martinez, Jack Sikma, Isaiah Thomas, Lenny Wilkens and Dan Wilson.

All stats are through games played Dec. 29.

  • Seattle and Vegas – the League’s two newest franchises – will play its first and second outdoor game in franchise history, respectively, but the Golden Knights’ ties to open-air contests date back further than the 2021 NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe opener less than three years ago.
  • The surging Kraken will become the second NHL franchise to play a regular-season outdoor game with an active point streak of at least eight contests and would establish a club record by extending the run to nine.
  • Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane, Wash.), the first Washington-born player to skate for the Kraken, is set to make his outdoor debut in his home state – where he also played junior hockey.
  • Brayden McNabb dressed in a historic open-air contest in Washington nearly 13 years ago and is now set to skate in the League’s first-ever outdoor game in “The Evergreen State.”

Details

Date:
January 1
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
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Venue

T-Mobile Park
1250 1st Ave S
Seattle, Washington 98134 United States
Phone
1 206-346-4000
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