NHL Winter Classic Suites

NHL Winter Classic Suites

NHL Winter Classic Suites

A Luxury box (also referred to as a luxury suite, corporate box, corporate suite, executive box, sky box or a private box) is a special private seating section located within stadiums, arenas and other sporting and entertainment venues. They are typically located in the midsection of a stadium grandstand, usually providing the best views of the event. Some have glass panels that can be opened, in order for the spectators to feel closer to and more immersed in the action of the event.

Luxury suite ticket holders often receive exclusive access to an indoor part of the venue through private club entrances, to areas containing special restaurants, merchandise stands, and lounge areas of the venue that are not otherwise available to regular ticket holders.


The NHL Winter Classic has become an annual tradition featuring two great teams in an outdoor game on New Year’s Day. Adding some excitement to what would otherwise be a normal regular season game, these matchups quickly become an historic hockey event when held at iconic football or baseball stadiums in an area with a resident NHL team.

The inaugural NHL Winter Classic featured the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium (now known as Bills Stadium) in Buffalo, NY. This incredible game went to overtime with the score tied 1-1. Unable to break the stalemate in the extra session, it would take a shootout to determine the winner of this contest.

Pittsburgh’s captain, Sidney Crosby, would score on Buffalo’s Ryan Miller in the sixth round of the shootout to cement the victory for his club as the snow fell gently onto the playing surface. This picturesque view along with all the action of NHL hockey brought about a new hockey institution which the NHL would come to expand upon.

Since then, the NHL has hosted NHL Winter Classic games at the following locations:

  • 2009 – Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
  • 2010 – Fenway Park in Boston, MA
  • 2011 – Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2012 – Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
  • 2014 – Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2015 – Nationals Park in Washington, DC
  • 2016 – Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA
  • 2017 – Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
  • 2018 – Citi Field in Queens, NY
  • 2019 – Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, IN
  • 2020 – Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX

The 2021 game already on the books and many are excited for the game at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. As the world looks to a future after the Covid-19 pandemic, big time events like this are bound to be even more valued. The NHL Winter Classic will be a huge celebration in 2021!

Along with the Winter Classic, the NHL has also expanded to host the NHL Heritage Classic and NHL Stadium Series. These outdoor games have brought hockey to even more locations such as Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Soldier Field, Levi’s Stadium, Coors Field, and Lincoln Financial Field.

Call our office today at 610-828-7407 for more information about how you can attain a suite for these highly sought-after events. You can also contact us direct at sales@luxuryvipsuites.com to learn more about how you can attend the NHL Winter Classic in style. Stay warm in these cold weather games by securing a luxury suite today.

Also, if you happen to own a suite for the location of an upcoming NHL Winter Classic game and are looking to sell it, please contact us today to learn more about our exclusive marketing program can help you offset some of your annual suite ownership cost by renting out the suite to our corporate clients for the NHL Winter Classic. We can be a great partner in the luxury suite industry.

If you own an NHL Winter Classic suite, we can market your luxury suite for the dates you choose not to use or are unable to attend.

This is a great opportunity to offset much of your suite expense which you incur each year. You have thousands of dollars just sitting there – no NHL Winter Classic game should go unused.

Benefit from extra revenue with LuxuryVIPSuites while helping out a corporate group that needs to entertain clients at a game in your NHL Winter Classic suite.

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