Winter Classic Tickets
The Winter Classic game is the most popular game on the NHL season schedule. It is played on January 1st and will be a sell out crowd again in 2025 just as it has been every year it has played. "Get in" prices for the Winter Classic will vary but generally start in the $200-$300 per ticket range with premium lower-level seats near the ice going for $750-$1,000 per seat.
Close to 1 million fans have attended a Winter Classic game since the NHL started it back in 2008. The only other NHL games on the calendar that come close to the Winter Classic in popularity are the games of the Stanley Cup Finals. The demand for tickets to the NHL Stadium Series has been comparable to the Winter Classic in certain years, but still is not as popular as the January 1st hockey game.
The Winter Classic is an outdoor hockey game that is hosted in a notable football or baseball stadium. The atmosphere for a Winter Classic game is unlike any other game in hockey because the game is played in the elements - snow, ice, sun. The first NHL Winter Classic was held in 2008 in Orchard Park, NY, at the Bills football stadium between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins. The second Winter Classic between Detroit and Chicago reached the highest American television ratings of any hockey game in over 30 years. The largest crowd to every attend a Winter Classic was in 2014 when the Maple Leafs vs Red Wings game was played in Michigan Stadium in-front of 105k fans.