We've unveiled our jerseys for the Queen City Outdoor Classic presented by Pepsi!
The specialty jerseys, which will only be worn for the Jan. 13 game against the Rochester Americans at Truist Field in uptown Charlotte, are a hybrid of those worn by the Checkers during the 1950s and 1970s. They feature a red and white color scheme with a baseball-inspired “Checkers” wordmark across the front and the event logo on the shoulders.
can be preordered now. Jerseys worn by players during the game itself will be available via auction during the event.
The Checkers and Charlotte Knights also announced today that tickets for the Queen City Outdoor Classic will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Oct. 16. More information can be found on the event’s official webpage. Season ticket holders for both the Checkers and Knights will receive priority access.
The event will mark the first time the Checkers have participated in an outdoor game as well as the first professional outdoor hockey game in the City of Charlotte. To date, there have been 11 outdoor games in American Hockey League history, including two at minor-league baseball stadiums (Rochester vs. Lake Erie at Rochester’s Frontier Field in 2013 and Stockton vs. Bakersfield at Sacramento’s Raley Field in 2015).