It will be the first Winter Classic for the Wild, and their second outdoor video game. They beat the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 6-1 in a Stadium Series video game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis four years ago.
A crowd of 85,630, the second-largest at an NHL game, participated in Wednesday's game between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators.
The game-time temperature level in Dallas was 54.9 degrees, the highest for a Winter Classic game. That was about 22 degrees warmer than it was in Minneapolis at the time it was revealed that the Wild will host next year's game
The 2021 NHL Winter Classic will be hosted by the Minnesota Wild at Target Field, the home stadium of the MLB's Twins.
NHL officials announced the website for next Winter Classic during this season's video game Wednesday at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.
Minnesota's opponent for the next New Year's Day video game will be figured out later on.