The NHL announced Wednesday more details about the June 23-24 event at the United Center, including the Draft Fan Fest featuring entertainment and interactive exhibits outside the arena, Their will be interactive games, photo opportunities with Blackhawks players and alumni, music and a special appearance by the NHL Centennial Fan Arena. Fans are invited to a festival which will open Friday from 3 – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in United Center.
All fans must have a Fan Pass to enter Fan Fest. If you have tickets it grants you access to both the NHL Draft as well as Fan Fest. Additional passes to Fan Fest will be made available to the public starting June 9th. Draft Fan Passes will be available to fans at the United Center Box Office, the Blackhawks Michigan Avenue Flagship Store, the Blackhawks Aurora Outlet Store, and select MB Financial Bank and Gerber Collision and Glass locations.
Hockey fans can celebrate hockey history with the NHL Centennial Fan Arena. The main attraction is a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall. The Truck will showcase the history of the Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL. The Stanley Cup -the oldest and most revered trophy in all professional sports-will be on display on Friday from 3 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. A full list of activities, special guest appearances and NHL Draft Fan Fest schedule will be posted at a later date.