The stage is almost set for the Blackhawks’ Stadium Series game
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The Blackhawks’ Stadium Series game against the Wild is still more than a week away, but crews have the rink almost ready.
The Wild shared this photo Friday from TCF Bank Stadium, where the game will be played Feb. 21.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) February 12, 2016
In addition, the NHL recently released a rendering of how the finished product is expected to look:
Come together, State of Hockey. #StadiumSeries
— NHL (@NHL) February 9, 2016
A video taken earlier this week shows the stadium prior to the ice being laid.
NHL beginning to transform TCF Bank stadium into the outdoor venue for the StadiumSeries Wild vs Blackhawks Feb 21st pic.twitter.com/GBDSMmTaBP
— Dawn Mitchell (@DawnAtFOX9) February 9, 2016
TCF Bank Stadium is home to the University of Minnesota football team – and for the past two years, the Minnesota Vikings. Its capacity for football games is just shy of 51,000, according to the school.
The game will be Chicago’s fourth outdoor game overall and third in the past three years. The Blackhawks hosted Detroit at Wrigley Field in 2009, the Penguins at Soldier Field in 2014 and faced the Capitals at Nationals Park last season. More than 62,000 people attended the win over Pittsburgh at Soldier Field.
Weekend packages, which include both the Stadium Series game as well as the alumni game, range from $109-$449.