Hockey City Classic is official: Both Gopher men's and women's teams to play outdoor game in Janurary

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The University of Minnesota officially announced the first outdoor hockey game in 80 years on campus at a press conference held at TCF Bank Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

As expected, the Gophers will play host to Ohio State on Jan. 17, 2014. The matchup between the two Big Ten hockey programs will be preceded by the Gopher women’s matchup against Minnesota State at 4:30 p.m. CT.

The primetime game between the Gophers and the Buckeyes will be played at 8 p.m.

Tickets, valid for both games, will sell for $15 and will be available starting Oct. 22 according to Gopher Sports.

The event is being organized by Intersport, a Chicago-based sports and entertainment marketing agency that was responsible for last February’s Hockey City Classic at Solider Field in which the Gophers played the Wisconsin Badgers.

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