NHL Heritage Classic Tickets
2016 Heritage Classic Tickets
The Heritage Classic has quickly become one of the highlights of the NHL season, as this popular outdoor game brings fans right back to the sport's roots as some of the best players in the world battle it out on the ice. Following in the footsteps of some of other successful outdoor games that have popped up in recent seasons, the Heritage Classic has quickly proven to be a major fan favorite as fans turn up for an amazing celebration of the sport. For 2016, Heritage Classic tickets can take a fan into the gates at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, where the Jets will host the Edmonton Oilers in a classic rivalry matchup that will pique the interest of hockey fans all over North America.
As always, fans will be turning up hoping to see some major fireworks, mainly because this is a game that has had some sensational moments since it first was played back more than a decade ago. In 2014, the last time it was held, the Ottawa Senators notched two late goals to beat the Canucks in Vancouver in front of more than 54,000, an enormous crowd for a hockey game. This time around, two more Canadian teams will hit the ice for the fourth installment of the unique outdoor event, ensuring that 2016 Heritage Classic tickets will be some of the top sellers of the NHL season once again.
Heritage Classic Event Info
Just about everyone begins playing hockey outside in the elements, which is what makes the Heritage Classic such a terrific throwback to the very roots of hockey. The atmosphere's at the biggest outdoor games of the year turn into a massive celebration of the sport, and it also doesn't hurt that Heritage Classic tickets bring fans into some of the premier sports venues in Canada. With Winnipeg's Investors Group Field stepping up to host the 2016 matchup, it's sure to be another electrifying experience for any fan who turns up to see the Oilers clash with the Jets.
Heritage Classic History
It was 2003 when the Heritage Classic first got started, bringing together the Canadiens and Oilers in Edmonton for a wild offensive matchup, leading to a dramatic 4-3 win by Montreal that went right down to the final whistle. A few years later, the Heritage Classic was brought back when there was a revival in outdoor hockey games, joining the Winter Classic as the other major outdoor hockey game on the schedule. With the prominence of the Heritage Classic continuing to grow with each new matchup, this is a game that has a bright future ahead of it as it continues to be one of the best celebrations of hockey that you'll find in North America.
Heritage Classic Greatest Moments
The 2011 edition that relaunched the Heritage Classic was as old school as it gets, as more than 41,000 fans braved the elements at McMahan Stadium in Calgary to watch a sensational performance from the hometown Flames, who blew out the Canadiens 4-0. The mid-February game featured wind chills as low as –25 C (–13 F), helping to prompt the game's organizers to move the game up to the fall in subsequent years.
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