Checkers and Knights Joining Forces To Plan The First Professional Outdoor Hockey Game in Charlotte History


This Winter, the Charlotte Checkers will make history in the Queen City.  have unveiled exciting new details about their inaugural outdoor hockey game, the Queen City Outdoor Classic.

In a collaborative effort between the Checkers and the Charlotte Knights, the unique event will become the very first professional outdoor hockey game in Charlotte’s sporting history, and it will mark the first time Checkers have ever played on an outdoor rink.

The groundwork for this exciting venture was laid in December when the Knights installed an ice rink on the field for their annual holiday festival, allowing the Checkers to partake in an outdoor practice.

This historic event will take place on January 13, hosted at Truist Field in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.

The official game rink will be located located between first and third base across the infield dirt behind the pitcher’s mound.

via Charlotte Knights

Here’s a teaser reel about the historic upcoming outdoor match:

This winter’s Queen City Outdoor Classic game will join an exclusive club of outdoor games.

To date, there have been only 11 such games in AHL history, with just two of them taking place at minor-league baseball stadiums, those being the 2013 matchup between Rochester and Lake Erie at Rochester’s Frontier Field and the 2015 showdown between Stockton and Bakersfield at Sacramento’s Raley Field.

You can find out more information or buy tickets here.

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Originally posted 2023-11-06 14:20:03.


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