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Charlotte Checkers to play outdoor game at Truist Field in 2024

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Checkers will play an outdoor hockey game at Truist Field in Uptown next year.

The Checkers and Charlotte Knights announced “The Queen City Winter Classic” will take place on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. The Checkers will take on the Rochester Americans.

The announcement was made at Trusit Field on Tuesday morning.

It will be the first professional outdoor hockey game in Charlotte and the first time the Checkers have played outside. The team held a practice on the field in December, as the Knights have an ice rink throughout the winter for their annual holiday festival.

“We are thrilled that this partnership with the Knights has allowed us to bring an outdoor game to Charlotte,” Checkers Chief Operating Officer Tera Black said. “Truist Field is the perfect venue for us to host this event, and our entire organization is looking forward to this historic occasion.”

Tickets will go on sale at a later date.

(WATCH BELOW: Charlotte Checkers hold public practice at Truist Field)