The University of Minnesota will host the Hockey City Classic on Friday evening, January 17, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Golden Gophers defending NCAA champion women's team will host the Minnesota State Mavericks at 4:30 PM CST. The Gophers men's team will then face-off against their Big Ten rival Ohio State Buckeyes at 8:00 CST.
University of Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said "The Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium will be a special event for the entire state of Minnesota. Outdoor hockey is a prominent fixture of Minnesota culture..."
For Gophers season ticket holders the Hockey City Classic is a part of the season ticket package. Season ticket holders will be notified by mid-September regarding seat locations and potential upgrade opportunities. Once information pertaining to an exclusive presale is finalized selected stakeholders from the three participating schools will have an opportunity to purchase tickets. Each school will communicate details about the presale to their respective fan bases.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Gophers ticket office, at www.gophersports.com and by phone at 612-824-8080. Ticket prices will begin at $15 each and will be good for both games.
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