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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 29 May 2008 09:12

Wrigley FieldComcast SportsNet reported last night that the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks will play this coming January at Wrigley Field in a continuation of the NHL’s outdoor Winter Classic.

According the report, the announcement could come as early as this week. As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times:

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 had been seen as a likely location for the next Winter Classic, but Gary Bettman saw the site as an unlikely location.

Last year saw 71,217 fans attend the Winter Classic in Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium.


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