Blackhawks - Red Wings to play outdoor game

  • shoelessj

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    May 30, 2008 12:47 AM GMT
    From the Sun-Times:

    Report: Blackhawks to play Wings at Wrigley

    May 29, 2008
    The Blackhawks are expected to play the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field in January in the NHL's Winter Classic, Comcast SportsNet reported Wednesday night, with an official announcement perhaps coming this week.

    Hawks president John McDonough has been pushing for an outdoor game after the success of this season's Winter Classic on New Year's Day at Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium. A league-record 71,217 fans saw the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Sabres 2-1 in a shootout.

    Yankee Stadium, one of the other front-runners to host the outdoor game next season, was deemed an unlikely site last week by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

    Soldier Field also has been mentioned as a possible host in Chicago.

    This is about the only way i would ever enter wrigley field. The place is a dump. and it'll be an even more fan-un-friendly dump in the middle of january, but it would be thrilling to see NHL hockey outdoors in winter in chicago.

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    May 30, 2008 6:11 PM GMT
    Sounds like fun. I always wanted to see a baseball game at Wrigley, but hey hockey in January is the next best thing. If the Windy City lives up to its' name a few layers of clothing will be called for.