The Buffalo Beauts will play outdoors at RiverWorks this Saturday when they take on the Metropolitan Riveters at 7 p.m.
It is the first National Women’s Hockey League outdoor regular season game in history.
The Buffalo Believes Classic has tickets on sale for $15 with limited seating available. Once seating is full, standing room areas will open.
“We’re proud and honored to host the Buffalo Believes Classic with the Beauts and the NWHL,” Sean Green, director of athletics and sponsorship at RiverWorks, said in August. “It’s going to be a fantastic day shining a light on women’s hockey.”
“RiverWorks is such an amazing venue,” Beauts General Manager Mandy Cronin said. “This is going to be an important and fun day – a genuine celebration of our sport in the great hockey city of Buffalo.”
Organizers said the day will be a “celebration of women’s hockey and the pond hockey at the roots of the sport.”
The Beauts and Riveters each enter after losses. Buffalo was unable to beat the 13-0-0 Boston Pride last Sunday at the Northtown Center in Amherst.
The two-game weekend series between the Beauts and Riveters will return to the Northtown Center on Sunday with puck drop scheduled for 1 p.m.
Marie-Jo Pelletier has been leading the Beauts this season from the defensive position with 15 points across 12 games in her first season in the NWHL.