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2013-14 Opening Night and Banner Raising Ceremony

The Chicago Blackhawks are set to raise the 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner at the first home game of the regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 1, before they take on Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and WGN 720.

Here is all the information you need to know before coming out to the Opening Night festivities.
  • 2013-14 OPENING NIGHT SCHEDULE



    3-5:30 P.M.: Madison St. closed (Between Damen St. and Wood St.)
    3:30 P.M.: United Center parking lots open
    4:15 P.M.: Players arrive at Red Carpet Event
    5:00 P.M.: United Center gates open
    6:30 P.M.: Be in your seat for banner raising
    4:15-4:30 p.m.: The red carpet is rolled out for Blackhawks players as they arrive for the first game of the season. Get a high-five from your favorite Blackhawk as he makes his way down the runway.

  • 5:00 p.m.: The United Center will open the gates for the first regular-season home game of the 2013-14 campaign. Remember, with most home contests slated for a 7 p.m. start, allow plenty of time to explore the activities on the concourse in order to get back to your seats for the action to begin!

  • Fans are encouraged to be seated by 6:30 p.m. for the Banner Raising Ceremony. The ceremony in 2010 was spectacular, so the 2013 event will be one for the books!

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