2023 Winter Classic Tickets
Demand for Winter Classic tickets in 2023 should be near a record high for this event, as demand to see the game played at Fenway Park is driving many fans to the January 1st game. The 2023 Winter Classic will be played at historic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The game will be played on January 1, 2023. The hometown Boston Bruins will be the host team playing in the game, and they will be playing their rival the Pittsburgh Penguins. This is the Bruins second time hosting the Winter Classic.
Fenway Park is a gorgeous baseball park and will be an ideal venue for this popular NHL game. It can hold up 37,700 fans for a baseball game but the capacity will be different for the Winter Classic as they configure the rink to sit on the field. Demand for 2023 Winter Classic tickets should be as strong as it has ever been for the game, as it comes to one of the top hockey towns in North America.
NHL Winter Classic
The Winter Classic is the most popular NHL game each year, and the only other NHL games on the calendar that come close to it in popularity are the games of the Stanley Cup Finals. The interest in the NHL Stadium Series has come close in certain locations, 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 crowds are also much larger than a typical NHL game because the venues hold more people. The combination of those make the Winter Classic a must-see bucket list game for any big hockey fan.
The first NHL Winter Classic was held in 2008 in Orchard Park, New York, at Ralph Wilson Stadium between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins. Prior to the 2008 Winter Classic only three other NHL games had been recorded as being played outdoors. After the first Winter Classic, each game since has gained an increase in attendance. The second Winter Classic in 2009 between Detroit and Chicago reached the highest American television ratings of any hockey game in over 30 years and thus led to the annual scheduling of the NHL Winter Classic.