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Additional 2023 Heritage Classic tickets go on sale on Thursday

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Ryan Pike
7 months ago
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Training camps for National Hockey League teams are just around the corner, and the beginning of the regular season is just over a month away. A few weeks into the season comes the 2023 Heritage Classic on Sunday, Oct. 29 between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
The NHL hosted a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, which included an announcement that additional tickets will be on sale for the big game starting on Thursday at 1 p.m. MT.
At Wednesday’s press conference at Commonwealth Stadium, where reigning Hart Trophy winner Connor McDavid also spoke, NHL senior executive vice-president and chief content officer Steve Mayer characterized ticket sales as good, and noted that for outdoor games they usually release additional tickets in waves.
Edmonton Sports Talk’s Tom Gazzola was at the press conference and posted a photo on social media of a glimpse of both team’s logos from the displays at the stadium:
The Oilers logo is an obvious homage to the Edmonton Mercurys, while the Flames logo (a wordmark and logo enclosed in a circle) seems to harken back to the Calgary Stampeders, which could give the Heritage Classic a 1950s vibe.
According to Mayer, the next few weeks will feature several announcements: fan events, jersey reveals, and the unveiling of musical entertainment involved in the festivities. However, he confirmed that there will be no additional games involved in the weekend – no alumni games or university, junior or minor-pro games – in a bit of a departure from previous outdoor games. (“No other games,” said Mayer.)
The 2023 Heritage Classic is the 38th regular season outdoor game in league history and coincides with the 20th anniversary of the very first NHL outdoor game. It’s the third outdoor game for both the Flames and Oilers; the Flames faced the Montreal Canadiens in Calgary in 2011 and the Winnipeg Jets in Regina in 2019, while the Oilers faced Montreal in Edmonton in 2003 and the Jets in Winnipeg in 2016.

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