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Road trip to Seattle?

Over the weekend, the NHL announced the league’s two most recent additions will play an outdoor hockey game at T-Mobile Park in in Seattle, Washington.

The Seattle Kraken will host the Vegas Golden Knights for the 2024 Winter Classic on Monday, January 1st, 2024.

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“Outdoor hockey is at the essence of our game and the way many of our players grew up playing,” said Ron Francis, Seattle Kraken general manager. “We are thrilled to have the chance to showcase this in Seattle.”

T-Mobile Park, which is a retractable roof stadium, is the home of the MLB’s Seattle Mariners and has a seating capacity of 47,929.

It is in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, near the western terminus of Interstate 90.

Despite being a young franchise, Vegas already has an outdoor game under their belts, falling to the Colorado Avalanche on February 20th, 2021 at Lake Tahoe.

The Golden Knights entered the league in 2017 and the Kraken last season.

“It’s a tremendous honor to host the next NHL Winter Classic at T-Mobile Park,” said Catie Griggs, Seattle Mariners president of business operations.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support our hometown team when they take the ice and see our ballpark packed to the rafters with our city’s incredible fans cheering them on.”

Victorians who would like to receive updates on ticket information can visit here to sign up for alerts.

Ticket sales will be managed by the NHL and are expected to begin in Spring 2023.

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