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Avalanche will host L.A. Kings in 2020 NHL Stadium Series game

The Avalanche will play the Kings at Falcon Stadium on Feb. 15, 2020.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Outdoor hockey is returning to Colorado.

The Colorado Avalanche will be playing a Stadium Series game vs. the L.A. Kings at Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on Feb. 15, 2020.

It will be the first time an outdoor hockey game is played at Falcon Stadium, a release from the Colorado Avalanche said.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to host an outdoor game at the historic Air Force Academy,” Avalanche Executive Vice President/General Manager Joe Sakic said in the release. “We are grateful for the chance to honor our military and our local U.S. service academy with a special event. Having this game in Colorado Springs also highlights the growth of hockey throughout the Rocky Mountain region since the Avalanche arrived in 1995. We appreciate being selected by the NHL for this occasion and can’t wait to share the experience with our fans.”

This is not the first time a Stadium Series game has been played in Colorado. On Feb. 27, 2016, the Avs hosted the Red Wings at Coors Field. The Red Wings won that contest 5-3.

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The University of Denver and Colorado College also played a game at Coors Field the week before. 

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Information about how to buy tickets and how much they will cost will come out in the future. The Avalanche said that both season ticket holders and partial plan members will have access to pre-sales. 

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