Target Field was built first and foremost for baseball and it is one of the best places to watch a game in all of Major League Baseball. However, it's also a great venue for a variety of other things and in 2022 we'll see how well it does hosting an NHL hockey game.

The National Hockey League announced that Target Field will play host to the 2022 NHL Winter Classic. The game will feature the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues on January 1, 2022. This game was originally scheduled for January 1, 2021, but it was ultimately postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rescheduled game was announced by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman from Tampa prior to Game 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup® Final between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Since opening in 2010, the venue has hosted Major League Baseball’s Postseason
(2010, 2019 and 2020) and All-Star Game (2014), multiple sporting events including Minnesota prep tournaments, an international soccer match (2016) and NCAA football games (2017 and 2019), and several concerts and music festivals.

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The New Year’s Day matchup will be the Wild’s first NHL Winter Classic and second NHL regular-season outdoor game, with their previous such matchup coming in the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 21, 2016.

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You can follow the button below to get more information about the game, to receive alerts when ticket information becomes available and to enter for a chance to win tickets to the 2022 NHL Winter Classic®.

Updates and information will also be posted at TwinsBaseball.com/winterclassic.

This is one of those cool experiences where fans will likely need to bundle up and face bitterly cold elements, but it'll all be worth it!

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