As part of the 2022 NHL Global Series, the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and Live Nation today announced 2022 NHL Global Series Fan Day, a special opportunity for fans to attend Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks team practices from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at O2 Arena in Prague, the day prior to the Predators-Sharks 2022-23 season-opening matchup.
Tickets to Predators and Sharks practices will be available for purchase beginning Thursday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m via Ticketmaster.cz and Ticketportal.cz. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
In April, the NHL, the NHLPA and Live Nation Sweden announced that the Predators and Sharks, along with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche, will participate in the 2022 NHL Global Series.
The Sharks and Predators will open the 2022-23 regular season against each other in Prague, Czech Republic, at O2 Arena with games on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. The Avalanche and Blue Jackets will face off in a pair of regular-season games at Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland, on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5.
Prior to their games in Prague, the Predators and Sharks will complete their training camps in Europe and will each play in an exhibition match as part of the 2022 NHL Global Series Challenge.
The Predators will report to Bern, Switzerland, and play an exhibition game against SC Bern at PostFinance Arena on Monday, Oct. 3. The Sharks will report to Berlin, Germany, and play an exhibition game against Eisbären Berlin at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
The 2022 NHL Global Series will mark the ninth season overall that the NHL has traveled to Europe to play regular-season games, and the first time since 2019.
There have been 28 regular-season NHL games played in Europe. To date, there have been five NHL regular-season games played in the Czech Republic, which have all been played at O2 Arena in Prague. This year’s games in Finland will mark the first NHL regular-season games to ever be played in Tampere. For a complete list of NHL regular-season games played outside North America, click here.