The 2023 NHL Stadium Series in Raleigh is projected to generate $12.4 million in total economic impact for the region, according to a study by Visit Raleigh. The estimate is for the game only and does not include surrounding events, which will begin several days before the game and continue several days after the game.
The Carolina Hurricanes and the City Of Raleigh have planned a week of events surrounding the actual Stadium Series game between the Hurricanes and Capitals on February 18. Events will include a Fan Fest in downtown Raleigh the day before the game and a Hootie and The Blowfish concert the night before at PNC Arena.
Hockey fans with tickets to the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series are invited to join the NHL and its corporate partners at the Truly Hard Seltzer NHL PreGame, the official NHL tailgate party of the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series.
The event will be open on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 2:00PM – 7:30PM local time in the PNC Arena East 1000 Parking Lot. The PreGame will offer fans of all ages, family friendly hockey interactive games and attractions, live music, special appearances and other dynamic activities. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by tagging your photos using NHL #STADIUMSERIES.
Rink Setup Underway
According to ABC 11, setup at Carter Finely Stadium began Monday morning. “A 53-foot trailer arrived Monday morning with state-of-the-art ice-making and ice-monitoring equipment used to create an NHL caliber sheet of ice. Construction on the rink has now started.”
NHL Senior Director Derek King says this is the beginning of a long process that will mostly take place at night. Tuesday he says begins the piping off the refrigeration truck and believes by Friday they will be on schedule to start making ice.
We will update if and when additional events are announced.
Anybody going to the game? Where is the Capitals tailgate?
ABC11 Raleigh reports “a 53-foot trailer arrived Monday morning with state-of-the-art ice-making and ice-monitoring equipment used to create an NHL caliber sheet of ice. Construction on the rink has now started.”
Thanks Fyre, added to story. 👊
Funny story. From Brobible: “The Quad City Storm made the trip on Sunday to Danville, Illinois to play the Vermilion County Bobcats. Host Vermilion County never showed up for game. QC bused in, skated warmups, lined up national anthem/faceoff, skated a lap, then saluted ‘crowd.’ The only people involved in the game that actually did anything were the officials who called two penalties.”
Southern Professional Hockey League
That’s Classic. 😂