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Hurricanes to host their first outdoor game for 2021 Stadium Series

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Are you ready to watch a bunch of jerks … outdoors? The Carolina Hurricanes will host their first outdoor game during the 2021 Stadium Series on Feb. 20, 2021. The venue will be Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., home of the NC State Wolfpack’s football team.

The league has not yet announced the Hurricanes’ opponent for that game. Who do you think would be a good fit?

That Hurricanes-hosted game will serve as the 12th installment of the Stadium Series, and 32nd NHL regular-season outdoor game overall.

Carter-Finley Stadium hosted its first college football game in 1966. Will Halpern of Stadium Journey shared in-depth details about the venue, including this incredible bit about NC State’s mascots:

” … the Wolfpack have a cheerleading squad, as well as not one but two mascots, Mr. and Mrs. Wuff, who are actually married and have been for nearly four decades – the mascots were wed by Wake Forest University’s own Demon Deacon back in 1981 at halftime of a basketball game at Reynolds Coliseum.”

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Pictured: The Wuffs (Photo by Michael Berg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Before reading that, I was merely going to demand the presence of Philip Rivers at the 2021 Stadium Series. Now I demand not just Rivers, but also Mr. and Mrs. Wuff. (I guess Rivers is optional, really.)

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.