Reports: Hurricanes to host outdoor game in 2020-21 season

Eamon Queeney—The North State Journal
An outdoor look at NC State’s Carter-Finley stadium, where the Carolina Hurricanes will reportedly host an outdoor game during the 2020-21 season. (North State Journal)

RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes are headed out in the elements.

The team will host an outdoor game at Carter-Finley Stadium, home of NC State’s football team and adjacent to the team’s PNC Arena, next season, according to several reports.

Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon has pressed for the team to get an outdoor game since taking ownership of the NHL franchise in early 2018. The game could be officially announced tonight during the Colorado Avalanche’s Stadium Series game against the Los Angeles Kings. The Hurricanes’ outdoor game would likely be branded the same. The NHL’s signature outdoor game is the Jan. 1 Winter Classic.