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Dallas to host 2020 NHL Winter Classic, St Louis awarded All-Star Game

The NHL has announced that the 2020 Winter Classic will be played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas with the local franchise, the Stars, serving as hosts.

The game, which be played on January 1, is likely to draw around 80,000 fans. An opponent has yet to be announced but, according to ESPN, the Nashville Predators and Vegas Golden Knights are in consideration.

It will be the southern-most outdoor game in NHL history.

Tuesday’s Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins drew 76,126  fans at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, the second-largest attendance in the history of the event.

The league also announced the 2019 Heritage Classic between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets will be played in Regina, Saskatchewan, on October 26.

A Stadium Series game hosted by the Colorado Avalanche will be held in February 2020 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. An opponent has yet to be announced.

Elsewhere, it was confirmed that St Louis will host the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. The weekend’s festivities will will be held January 24-26 at the Enterprise Center.

It will be the third time the Blues have hosted NHL All-Star activities.