The Carolina Hurricanes will host a 2021 NHL Stadium Series game, the NHL announced Saturday night.
The outdoor game will be played Feb. 20, 2021, at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, home to North Carolina State football. The opponent will be announced at a later date.
"We're proud to be the first NHL market in the Southeast to host an outdoor game," Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon said in a team statement. "We're going to do everything we can to make as many seats available as possible, because we know how high demand will be for this game, and the epic tailgate that will accompany it."
The Colorado Avalanche hosted the Los Angeles Kings in the Stadium Series on Saturday night at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. ESPN reported that long delays entering Falcon Stadium's parking lot kept thousands of fans from reaching their seats in time for the game, with many people unable to get into the stadium until the second intermission.
--Field Level Media