Outdoor venues in Denver include Sports Authority Field, home of the Denver Broncos, and Coors Field, where the Colorado Rockies play. Minneapolis has TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota, which currently serves as the temporary home of the Minnesota Vikings in addition to hosting college football, and Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins.
The games would be the third and fourth outdoor regular NHL games played in the western United States. Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles hosted a Stadium Series game last season and Levi's Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area will host a game in February.
- Dan Gartland