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2017 NHL Winter Classic Officially Sells Out in Minutes
- Updated: October 18, 2016
Unless you live in Chicago or St. Louis, you probably didn’t know that tickets went on sale this morning for the January 2 showdown between the Blues and Blackhawks. Tickets were snatched up faster than it takes you to order a pumpkin spice latte.
According to the Post-Dispatch, an undisclosed number of tickets went on sale to the general public today via Ticketmaster. Busch Stadium will hold an estimated 50,000 people and ticket distribution was split between the NHL, Blues, Blackhawks, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Tickets were made available to Blues’ season-ticket holders in August, with seniority and number of tickets one possessed determining how many Winter Classic tickets they would be eligible for. A sale to the general public was not guaranteed unless those did not sell out.
If you have a desire to try to score tickets from the secondary market, several websites have tickets available. As of 10/18 StubHub (starting at $399), SeatGeek (starting at $231 for SRO), and Vivid Seats (starting at $373) have tickets available for sale.
For those keeping score at home, the Winter Classic will be the third of four outdoor games this season. The first is the Heritage Classic, taking place place Sunday when the Jets host the Oilers in Winnipeg. The other Canada-based outdoor game is the New Years Day Centennial Classic when the Maple Leafs play host to the Red Wings at BMO Field. The lone Stadium Series contest is set for February 25, 2017 when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers square off at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.