Thursday, April 18, 2013

Here Come the Soldier Field

It seems like more and more events are coming to Soldier Field.  Maybe that's always been the case, but for some reason it seems like there are an influx of high-profile events coming to the famed stadium.

This time it's more hockey -- but in the professional variety (via ESPN):
The NHL is in the final planning stages of its much-anticipated series of outdoor stadium games next season with six outdoor contests set to take place in football and baseball stadiums across North America, sources familiar with the plan confirmed to Tuesday. 

The final two outdoor adventures would take place during Hockey Weekend Across America, which runs Feb. 28 to March 2. The Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Chicago Blackhawks at Soldier Field on March 1.  
That game would mark the second time Chicago will have hosted an outdoor game, with Detroit in the Winter Classic at Wrigley Field in 2009. Pittsburgh also has hosted a Winter Classic in 2011 and played in the first one in Buffalo in 2008.
If you recall, the Hockey City Classic had it's inaugural games a couple of weeks ago.  While it definitely didn't sell out, it was a nice way to spend a Saturday.

If the Hawks play the Penguins at Soldier Field...we bet it will sell-out.

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