Here are the sports dates Boston fans should know in 2019

Events include the NHL Winter Classic, Crashed Ice at Fenway, and Red Sox-Yankees in London.

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The Red Sox stand during the pregame before the 2018 home opener at Fenway Park. –John Tlumacki/Globe staff

Boston sports fans should be in for another busy year in 2019. Starting right away with the Bruins’ involvement in the NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day, fans will have quite a few dates to keep track of.

Here’s a list of some of the important scheduled events to keep on your sports calendar:

Jan. 1, NHL Winter Classic: The Bruins face the Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium (1 p.m.)

Jan. 5-6, NFL wild card round playoffs

Jan. 7, College Football Playoff National Championship (8 p.m.)

Jan. 12-13, NFL divisional round playoffs

Jan. 20, NFL conference championships

Jan. 26, NHL All-Star Game: Hockey’s best will compete in San Jose, California.


Feb. 3, Super Bowl LII (6:30 p.m., Atlanta)

Feb. 4, 11, Men’s Beanpot college hockey tournament

Feb. 5, 12, Women’s Beanpot college hockey tournament

Feb. 7, NBA trade deadline (3 p.m.)

Feb. 8-9, Red Bull Crashed Ice Boston: Ice skaters will race down a course constructed in Fenway Park.

Feb. 15-17, NBA All-Star weekend: Pro basketball’s best will gather in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Feb. 25, NHL trade deadline (3 p.m.)

Feb. 26-March 4, NFL Scouting Combine

March 2, Revolution season opener: The New England Revolution start the season on the road against FC Dallas (4:30 p.m.)

March 13, NFL league year and free agency begin: The new league year and free agency officially starts at 4 p.m. EST.

March 19, NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments: The men’s tournament runs from March 19-April 8. The women’s tournament runs from March 22-April 7.

March 28, Red Sox season opener: The Red Sox start their World Series defense in Seattle against the Mariners (7:08 p.m.)

April 9, Red Sox home opener: The Red Sox put up another World Series banner prior to facing the Blue Jays (2:05 p.m.)

April 11-14, Masters Tournament: The top men’s golfers in the world meet in Augusta.

April 15, Boston Marathon

April 25-27, NFL draft: The 2019 draft will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.


May 4, Kentucky Derby

June, Stanley Cup and NBA Finals: The exact schedules will be decided when the matchups are set.

June 7-July 7, FIFA Women’s World Cup: The United States looks to defend its 2015 victory. The 2019 tournament is in France.

June 13-16, US Open: Pebble Beach is the location for this year’s second golf major.

June 20, NBA draft: The NBA draft will take place in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

June 21-22, NHL draft: The NHL’s draft will be hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia.

June 29-30, Red Sox vs. Yankees in London: The “London Series” will feature the Red Sox and Yankees playing a two-game series at London Stadium.

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July 1-14, Wimbledon

July 12-14, Red Sox vs. Dodgers: The Dodgers travel back to Fenway Park for a rematch of the 2018 World Series.

July 18-21, British Open: Golfers will compete at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

July, Patriots training camp: Exact dates are usually revealed in late June.

July 31, MLB non-waiver trade deadline

Aug. 31-Sept. 15, FIBA Basketball World Cup: The top 32 men’s basketball teams in the world will compete for the World Cup in China.

Sept. 5, NFL regular season kicks off: The defending Super Bowl champion will host the league’s first game of the season.

Sept. 20-Nov. 2, Rugby World Cup: 20 nations will compete in Japan for rugby’s World Cup.

Oct. 19-20, Head of the Charles Regatta: Rowers from around the world gather in Boston for two days of racing.

Oct., World Series: The exact schedule will be decided when the matchup is set.


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