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Hockey is Rooted in the Outdoors

Seattle will play host to the 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic at the city's T-Mobile Park.

By Amanda Christensen

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The National Hockey League (NHL) announced that Seattle will host the 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic. The city’s team, the Kraken, will face the Vegas Golden Knights on Jan. 1, 2024, at T-Mobile Park, the home field of the Seattle Mariners. This will be the first outdoor match for the Kraken, whose first season began in 2021.

“Outdoor hockey is at the essence of our game and the way many of our players grew up playing,” says Seattle Kraken General Manager Ron Francis in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to have the chance to showcase this in Seattle.”

The match will continue the tradition started by the NHL in 2008 of hosting a regular-season outdoor game at the start of the new year.

“Over 40,000 fans will witness the beauty and grace of our wonderful game in a venue that showcases the Puget Sound surrounded by the Cascade and Olympic Mountains,” notes Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke, in a prepared statement

Alongside hosting professional sports games, T-Mobile Park, a nearly 9-acre property, boasts numerous spaces for hosting private events as well. There are over 15 options for planners to choose from, with capacity for groups from 150 to 2,000.

T-Mobile Park in Seattle

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T-Mobile Park Event Spaces at a Glance

  • All-Star Club presented by EQC—6,400 square feet and guest capacity of 150
  • Diamond Club—7,100 square feet and guest capacity of 250
  • Ellis Pavilion—6,150 square feet and guest capacity of 400
  • Field—132,000 square feet and guest capacity can be determined with the venue
  • First Base Terrace Club—5,250 square feet and guest capacity of 400
  • Group Suites—830 square feet and guest capacity of 80
  • Hit It Here Cafe—3,800 square feet and guest capacity of 225
  • Interview Room—1,800 square feet and guest capacity of 75
  • Trident Deck—1,000 square feet and guest capacity of 150
  • Main Concourse (Full)—88,000 square feet and guest capacity can be determined with the venue (the concourse can also be split in half if a smaller space is preferred.)
  • Rooftop Boardwalk—10,200 square feet and guest capacity of 400
  • Press Box Suite—900 square feet and guest capacity of 30
  • The T-Mobile ‘Pen—16,000 square feet and guest capacity of 2,000
  • Third Base Terrace Club—4,700 square feet and guest capacity of 350
  • Visitor’s Clubhouse—1,500 square feet and guest capacity of 75
  • Warning Track—20,000 square feet and guest capacity can be determined with the venue

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