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.
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.
For anyone who follows the league closely like me, this is really nothing new. But I still don’t understand why this would be done at a baseball field(maybe only option). It would obviously be harder to setup, the stadium holds less fans compared to a football stadium ect..Only positive thing I can think of having it at a baseball stadium is it would bring fans closer to the ice.
I still think this should be something that is done every 2 years, not every year.