The Fiserv Forum will host its first NHL hockey game this fall

Milwaukee, get ready to shoot the puck as the Fiserv Forum hosts its first NHL game later this year with the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild for a preseason game.

Named Home Away From Home Series, the Blackhawks-Wild preseason dispute will take place on the ice of the Fiserv Forum on Sunday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. In addition to hosting the game itself, Deer District will also open its doors early to 3 p.m. for hockey fans to enjoy pre-game food and drink, Blackhawks celebrity appearances, live music, hockey photo ops and more. (Plus, it’s a Packers Sunday with Green Bay playing the New England Patriots at 3:25 p.m., so sports fans can double down with a little football before the big hockey game.)

“We are thrilled to bring the Blackhawks experience to our Chicago fans, and we can’t think of a better place to start than our incredible neighbors to the north,” said Jaime Faulkner, President of Business Operations at Chicago Blackhawks. , in A Liberation. “We’re working hard to craft a game day fans won’t want to miss as the first NHL team to host a game at Fiserv Forum in partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and BMO.”

Although the Home Away From Home Series preseason game will not appear in the standings, the game will appear in the history books as it marks the first NHL game played in Milwaukee since 1993, when the Bradley Center hosted the Detroit Red Wings and Washington. Uppercase letters.

“We are thrilled to host the first NHL game at Fiserv Forum and welcome the return of NHL hockey to Milwaukee for the first time since 1993,” Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin said in a statement. a statement. “We look forward to welcoming the Blackhawks and Wild as we continue to bring a variety of dynamic events to the Fiserv Forum.”


While he hopes the first game of this year’s Home Away From Home series will become an annual event – ​​with the Blackhawks still serving as the home team – Feigin noted that he does not currently see this event opening the door. to a future NHL team from Milwaukee. at the Fiserv Forum.

“I think it is what it is,” he told OnMilwaukee. “That’s how we promote NHL hockey, how do we partner with the Chicago Blackhawks and really create a very cool and dynamic event at the start of the season. We are very excited.

Tickets for the Home Away From Home Series preseason game between the Blackhawks and the Wild go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, August 5 from Ticketmaster. For more information, visit the Fiserv Forum website or the Blackhawks website. And for more hockey action in Milwaukee, be sure to also check out the Milwaukee Admirals 2022-23 campaign schedule.

Catherine J. Martinez