NHL postpones Winter Classic at Target Field

Thursday, the National Hockey League announced it will postpone the 2021 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic that was set to be held at Target Field.

The game between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues was set for Jan. 1, 2021.

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The league also announced it is postponing the 2021 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in Sunrise, Florida.

"Fan participation, both in arenas and stadiums as well as in the ancillary venues and events that we stage around the Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend, is integral to the success of our signature events," NHL Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Steve Mayer said in a statement. "Because of the uncertainty as to when we will be able to welcome our fans back to our games, we felt that the prudent decision at this time was to postpone these celebrations until 2022 when our fans should be able to enjoy and celebrate these tentpole events in-person, as they were always intended."