NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in town to promote Winter Classic at Target Field | KSTP.com

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in town to promote Winter Classic at Target Field

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Created: September 27, 2021 05:35 PM

The eyes of the hockey world will be on Target Field New Year's Day, as the Wild host the Blues in the 2022 NHL Winter Classic.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in town Monday to take a look at Target Field, and hold a news conference.

***Click the video box above to watch Bettman, Wild owner Craig Leipold, Twins president Dave St. Peter, and Wild players Marcus Foligno and Matt Dumba make statements about the Winter Classic***

This will be the first Winter Classic for the Wild and the team's second outdoor game. Minnesota hosted the Blackhawks in a Stadium Series game at TCF Bank Stadium in 2016.

The game was originally set to be played Jan. 1, 2021, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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