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The 2020 NHL Galaxy Classic Taking off 04.01.20

REVOLUTIONARY EVENT

Today, the National Hockey League in partnership with NASA, announced a groundbreaking endeavour to play the first sporting event outside of planet Earth (to our knowledge).

The game will feature the Toronto Maple Leafs facing off against the Chicago Blackhawks, taking place in the Neil Armstrong Memorial Ice Rink on the surface of the Moon.

"To be the first sporting organization to host an event away from Earth is an honour. We have always seen The Moon as a viable option and we hope this only increases that buzz," said NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman in a press conference at the International Space Station on Monday morning.

To be the first sporting organization to host an event away from Earth is an honour. We have always seen The Moon as a viable option and we hope this only increases that buzZ.

– NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

"We understand there will be some safety concerns but we have complete assurance from our space experts that this game will be incredibly safe and enjoyable for all fans," added Bettman. "We are excited to showcase the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks to an entire universe of new fans."

The ice rink will hold seating for 500 lucky fans wishing to attend the Galaxy Classic. These tickets will be distributed via raffle and all transportation will take place courtesy of Virgin Galactic.

This out-of-this-world game joins the 2019 Heritage Classic between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, the 2020 Winter Classic between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and the 2020 Stadium Series between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings at Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy in Colorado on the 2019-2020 NHL Schedule.

REVOLUTIONARY ice

Using high powered magnets, the puck, players within the playing surfaces and benches, as well as the fan viewing areas will be surrounded by a gravity system that will ensure everyone stays on the ice and moving in a natural way. This system was built by NASA engineers and trial tested in 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to rave reviews.

Revolutionary Uniforms

National Hockey League uniform provider Adidas worked closely with NASA to create uniforms that not only looked the part, but also functioned properly to ensure the health and safety of the athletes and coaching staffs.

To enter-in to the raffle for tickets, please click the button below.

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