Ohio Stadium will play host to a Stadium Series game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings on March 1, 2025, sources confirmed to Eleven Warriors and 1st Ohio Battery. The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline initially reported the details of the game Wednesday night.

The NHL is expected to officially announce the game Saturday during this year’s Stadium Series game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

The game at Ohio Stadium will be the first-ever outdoor game for the Blue Jackets, one of only three NHL teams that has never played in an outdoor game. It will also be the first outdoor hockey game played in Ohio Stadium.

While there had been hopes that Ohio State men’s and women’s hockey teams could also play on the ice, the NHL game will be the only contest played on the temporary ice inside Ohio Stadium. A source told Eleven Warriors that the lack of a college component is due to the timing of the game, as the Buckeyes will be gearing up for postseason play and the NHL will not allow a college game to be played on the ice before the Stadium Series game.

The game at Ohio Stadium will be a Stadium Series game rather than a Winter Classic, which is traditionally held on New Year’s Day, so as not to interfere with Ohio State football season and a potential College Football Playoff run.