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Stadium Series: What Fans Need to Know

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    As fans and players prepare to battle bitter cold temps and even some snow Saturday, the NHL says its ready to take on the cold. Lauren Petty reports.

    As fans and players prepare to battle bitter cold temps and even some snow Saturday, the NHL said its ready to take on the cold.

    Officials plan to brew 2,500 gallons of hot chocolate to help keep fans warm during the game, and final preparations for turning the football mecca into an ice rink were underway Saturday morning.

    Here's what fans will need to know ahead of the game:

    • Parking lots open at 3 p.m. for tailgaters
    • Spectator Plaza, a free hockey and entertainment festival, will be held from 3-7 p.m.
    • Gates open at 5 p.m.
    • Blankets are allowed
    • No bags bigger than 16x16x12 will be allowed

    NBC Chicago will live stream a one-hour pre-game show ahead of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Soldier Field at 6 p.m. Saturday. Watch it here.