Hockey fans attending Sunday’s Heritage Classic outdoor game in Winnipeg can bring children under two to Investors Group Field without having to buy an extra ticket.
The NHL says it is changing its ticket policies for special event games, including the all-star game and all outdoor contests, to allow children under two years old free admission as long as they sit on the lap of an accompanying adult.
Children two years and over will require their own ticket.
The NHL says anyone who bought a ticket for a child under two can get a refund at the game.
The NHL’s ticketing policy came under scrutiny when a Manitoba couple complained that they would have to buy a $400 seat to bring their six-month-old son to the outdoor game.
Clifford Anderson and Shalyn Meady argued they should not have to buy another ticket for a baby who can’t even sit on his own yet.
Anderson and Meady claimed they were told everyone, including babies, needed a seat.
At regular Winnipeg Jets games, children under two get in for free while at Winnipeg Blue Bombers games, kids under three don’t need their own ticket.
The Jets host the Edmonton Oilers in Sunday’s game.