Minnesota Wild to host 2022 Winter Classic at Target Field on New Year’s Day

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The NHL announced Monday that tickets to the 2022 NHL Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild at Target Field — home of the Minnesota Twins — will go on sale to the public on Wednesday.

The event will be the first NHL Winter Classic scheduled to be played in primetime and will start at 6 p.m. (CT) on Jan. 1.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

It will mark the second time the Wild will play in an NHL regular-season outdoor game, and the second time the NHL has brought a regular-season outdoor game to "The State of Hockey" following the 2016 NHL Stadium Series between the Chicago Blackhawks and the hometown Wild, who won the game 6-1 at TCF Bank Field (now known as Huntington Bank Stadium).

Monday’s announcement was made from home plate at Target Field during a news conference attended by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Minnesota Wild Owner Craig Leipold, among many others.

"Target Field is going to be a great venue and the Twin Cities are going to be fantastic fans for this," Leipold said.

The 2022 NHL Winter Classic will showcase a number of the top players in the NHL. The Wild are led by captain Jared Spurgeon, forwards Kirill Kaprizov, Kevin Fiala and Jordan Greenway, and defenseman Matt Dumba. The Blues counter with captain Ryan O’Reilly, forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn, defenseman Colton Parayko and goaltender Jordan Binnington.