Fenway Will Be NHL's Next Outdoor Venue

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 2:49 PM CDT
Fans cheer during the first period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks at Wrigley Field, Jan. 1, 2009.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Boston’s Fenway Park will host next season’s outdoor NHL game, the Globe reports today, with the Bruins facing either the Philadelphia Flyers or Washington Capitals on New Year’s Day in baseball's oldest stadium. The so-called Winter Classic most recently attracted 40,000 to Chicago’s Wrigley Field to see the Blackhawks host the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 1.
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