NHL announces lottery for Winter Classic '09
Red Wings' season ticket holders to receive letter outlining details
|The Red Wings and Chris Chelios will wear this white-based jersey with a single red body stripe inspired by the jerseys initially worn by the club circa 1926-27.|
Again, the Red Wings’ season ticket holder drawing will be detailed in the upcoming letter, and will include a start time and registration deadline.
A general public random drawing will be held to determine who will have an opportunity to purchase the remaining tickets with a limited number of tickets set aside for the community ticket initiative described below. Fan registration for the random drawing will be conducted through the Blackhawks’ Web site at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, through on or about 11:59 a.m. ET Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. Registrations received after the deadline will not be accepted. There is no fee to register. Limit one entry per person. Each registrant selected will have an opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets.
The Blackhawks will host the Red Wings at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, in NHL Winter Classic 2009 on New Year's Day. The 701st all-time meeting of the clubs – no NHL opponents have played more regular-season games against each other – will begin at the memorably unique venue at 1 p.m. ET. NBC will provide live broadcast coverage of the game in the U.S. In Canada, CBC and RDS will televise the event live. NHL Radio will provide coverage for radio stations across North America, and NHL Network and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage around the event.