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NHL Exhibition Has Local Hockey Fans Abuzz

The Dallas Stars are bringing the first ever NHL game to BOK Center on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. with the Tulsa Classic – Dallas Stars vs. Florida Panthers, presented by SemGroup. The marquee neutral site event will be televised live and is part of the venue’s 10-year anniversary celebration. 

“We’re excited to bring our team to the city of Tulsa so that our wonderful fans in Oklahoma can see the Stars live,” says Jim Lites, CEO and governor of the Dallas Stars. “As an organization, the Stars are committed to growing the game throughout the entire southwest region, and there is no better way to show that than by bringing the NHL to a tremendous facility like the BOK Center.”

Tickets went on sale March 16 and will be available online at, Arby’s Box Office at BOK Center, or by calling 1-866-7-BOKTCTR. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the Arby’s Box Office at BOK Center on the first day of ticket sales. Remaining available tickets will be available for purchase at the BOK Center Box Office on the next business day that the box office is open.

The Stars’ full pre-season roster will be in Tulsa for the game potentially including NHL All Stars Tyler Seguin and John Klingberg, Capitan Jamie Benn, Alternate Capital Jason Spezza, and goalie Kari Lehtonen. Fans will also get a chance to see the Dallas Ice Girls and team mascot Victor E. Green.  The Florida Panthers will also be making their first trip to Oklahoma from Sunrise, Florida.

“We are excited to bring more professional sports action to downtown Tulsa” says Jeff Nickler, BOK Center general manager.  “This arena was built to host world-class live entertainment and sporting events, and we are looking forward to welcoming the Dallas Stars and NHL to Tulsa for the first time ever.”

Both teams are currently in playoff contention for this season with the Stars looking to compete for their second Stanley Cup.  The NHL Draft is slated for this June in Dallas at American Airlines Center, which will mark the first time the Stars and the city of Dallas will host the event. Stars fans in Tulsa will get the first chance to see new players coming out of the draft and on the roster in action in Tulsa.

Several upgraded VIP experiences are available for purchase for this event. VIP package amenities range from tickets in the first three rows to commemorative posters to a meet-and-greet with the Dallas Stars General Manager, coach and 1-2 players and a private pre-party with catered food and beverage. For more information on group sales opportunities for groups of 10 or more, contact Connie Lytle, group sales coordinator, at 918-894-4264 or 

Updated 03-19-2018

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