The National Hockey League announced on Saturday that the Detroit Red Wings will visit the Colorado Avalanche in one of two Stadium Series games to be played in the 2016 season.
The Detroit-Colorado matchup will be at Denver’s Coors Field on February 27, 2016. One week earlier, the Minnesota Wild will host the Chicago Blackhawks at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
The game will be the Red Wings’ third outdoor event. In 2009 they were the visitors as the Blackhawks hosted the Winter Classic at Wrigley Field. Detroit was the home team when Ann Arbor’s Michigan Stadium hosted the Winter Classic in 2014.
The Avalanche have yet to be involved in one of the league’s slate of outdoor games.
The league also announced that the 2016 Winter Classic will be hosted by the Boston Bruins at Gilette Stadium. It will be Boston’s second time hosting the Winter Classic.