2013 Winter Classic at THE BIG HOUSE!!
(ESPN) – “The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will began 2013 by renewing their rivalry at one of North America’s most iconic stadiums. The two Original Six foes will play in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium, part of an outdoor showcase that will also include minor league and college hockey games at Detroit’s Comerica Park. The NHL announced its plan at a news conference Thursday at Comerica, the home of the Detroit Tigers. Later, there was an additional event for media on the field at Michigan Stadium, the football venue that also hosted a college hockey game in 2010 between Michigan and Michigan State. That game set a Guinness World Record for most fans at a hockey game with 104,173. The league is already talking about setting a new mark when the pros take the ice. “Even with 115,000 or more tickets available, we still won’t have enough to satisfy the demand,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said.”
I’m already counting down. 11 months. 11 months til perhaps one of the greatest hockey games of all time in Ann Arbor, Michigan. New Years Day. Two Original Six Teams. 115,000 plus fans. One of the most historic stadiums in all of sports, The Big House. What more could you want?