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Telos 04-07-2013 11:17 AM

LA Kings to Host Outdoor Game Next Season @ Dodger Stadium *Pending Approval, APR 18*
 
Current known Details: The game is planned for January 25th 2014, and likely to be set at Dodger Stadium, though the schedule and location is slightly flexible (but it has been indicated that, right now, all parties are positive and there aren't any problems with negotiations as of yet, so it will likely remain that way given how far talks have gone). They still have to work out the financial structure between all parties, but a formal announcement is already set on either April 17th or 18th.

http://lakingsinsider.com/2013/04/08...-outdoor-game/

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The event is “moving in the direction of happening”, according to a Kings representative authorized to speak on the potential event’s behalf. Although there is the possibility that the event could change, it does appear the process is moving forward with Dodger Stadium as the ideal backdrop. Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reported that the game would be played at night to avoid direct sunlight on the ice.

The same portable rink and cooling devices used by the NHL at previous Winter Classic games would be used at Dodger Stadium. Though there has never been a warm-weather outdoor Winter Classic, the Kings played an outdoor exhibition game against the New York Rangers in a temporary stadium housed in a parking lot adjacent to Caesar’s Palace on September 27, 1991. The temperature at game time was 85 degrees.

In international competition, Mexico hosted Bulgaria in a warm weather World Junior Championships Division III game on the Zocalo, Mexico City’s central square, on January 9, 2011.

The rink would remain operational at Dodger Stadium for up to two weeks and would house additional events, should the plan materialize. A Kings alumni game, an Ontario Reign game and a Los Angeles Jr. Kings game could also be events held on the temporary rink.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseba...2094955.column

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Details are still being negotiated, but plans call for the teams to face off in a regular-season game on Jan. 25, 2014, using the portable rink and refrigeration equipment the NHL owns and has deployed at sites such as Chicago's Wrigley Field and Boston's Fenway Park.

A formal announcement is tentatively set for April 17 or 18. The NHL Players' Assn. must approve components of the plan, and the NHL and the Dodgers must agree on financial aspects, including the division of revenue, but no snags have cropped up that appear big enough to derail a project the Kings have energetically promoted.

The game would be played at night to avoid sun on the ice. The rink could be in place a week before and a week afterward to stage community events, minor league games or alumni games with Dodger Stadium as a stunning backdrop. The Kings are considering designing a special commemorative uniform that would be worn only for that game.
http://www.thefourthperiod.com/colum.../dp130407.html

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The I's still need to be dotted and the T's still need to be crossed, but it's almost set in stone that we'll see an outdoor game in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium next season.

According to a well placed source, the parties involved -- the NHL, the Kings, the stadium -- are still putting the finishing touches on the details, but it's "basically a done deal."

In February, we first reported that multiple outdoor games are in the works for the 2013-14 season.
https://twitter.com/walsha/status/320924752090890240

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Allan Walsh
‏@walsha
As a few people have reported recently, including @TheFourthPeriod, there will be an outdoor game in Los Angeles next season. Deal is done.
Kings have been pushing for this for a long time, since they were one of the first ever to play in an outdoor game between two NHL teams, Robitaille played in that game and knows what it means to the area:


Lebanese Leaf 04-07-2013 11:19 AM

Wait what? How?

dubey 04-07-2013 11:20 AM

That will be interesting to watch

There are enough problems in the northeast putting on these games

TFreeman451 04-07-2013 11:22 AM

Why are they going to continue watering these outdoor games down? One a year is perfect

Trillmike 04-07-2013 11:22 AM

Kind of strange.

Kaner Coffee 04-07-2013 11:22 AM

I've been suggesting Dodger Stadium for an outdoor game for years. I'll take some credit for this.

Legionnaire 04-07-2013 11:22 AM

So there! That is sick!

Ice hockey and palm trees, it doesn't get much better!

tntkid 04-07-2013 11:23 AM

Will they be playing on synthetic ice???

Karl 04-07-2013 11:25 AM

Kings vs. Ducks most likely. I am not going to bash this because teams that aren't traditional markets should experience the excitement of a professional outdoor hockey game.

kingsholygrail 04-07-2013 11:26 AM

Gonna be amazing. :D Glad it wasn't the Rose Bowl.

Lebanese Leaf 04-07-2013 11:26 AM

How is no one talking about the weather?

iPunch 04-07-2013 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Lebanese Leaf (Post 63491213)
How is no one talking about the weather?

I'll watch for this reason. Hope they bring back up rollarblades.

Tim Murray 04-07-2013 11:28 AM

I'm all for this, but.....

http://www.weather.com/weather/wxcli...ly/graph/90089

That chart might disagree.

jiggsawpuzzle35 04-07-2013 11:29 AM

It better not be on a weekday cause it's gonna be a b!tch to get to Chavez Ravine. I'll be up for attending this game even if the Ducks aren't playing.

theJUMPER 04-07-2013 11:30 AM

Will all the fans leave during the 7th inning?

Kaner Coffee 04-07-2013 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Mogilny 89 (Post 63491279)
I'm all for this, but.....

http://www.weather.com/weather/wxcli...ly/graph/90089

That chart might disagree.

I'm jealous.

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Originally Posted by jiggsawpuzzle35 (Post 63491329)
It better not be on a weekday cause it's gonna be a b!tch to get to Chavez Ravine. I'll be up for attending this game even if the Ducks aren't playing.

It's awful trying to drive anywhere in LA anytime.

Thepainter 04-07-2013 11:33 AM

Ah yes... Chavez Ravine... The Bakersfield of MLB ballparks. Seriously, out of all the stadiums in California they picked the worst of the worst.

kingsholygrail 04-07-2013 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Thepainter (Post 63491469)
Ah yes... Chavez Ravine... The Bakersfield of MLB ballparks. Seriously, out of all the stadiums in California they picked the worst of the worst.

Being it's hosted by Los Angeles, why include all the stadiums in California? :laugh:

Telos 04-07-2013 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Lebanese Leaf (Post 63491213)
How is no one talking about the weather?

They've done it before, over 20 years ago, in 85 degree weather in Las Vegas, which is hotter, on average, than LA. It can get pretty cool in the winter months in LA (30-50 degrees), and I would assume that in the year 2013, they could think of better solutions than they had back then... It is not like we are talking about a miracle here... With modern equipment, a night game is easily possible.



There is an outdoor ice rink outside of Staples Center every winter for people to skate on.


fsanford 04-07-2013 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Lebanese Leaf (Post 63491213)
How is no one talking about the weather?

It will be played at night. It can get down to the low 40's in the evening's even high 30's in Dec-Jan.

Seems manageable.

Chazz Reinhold 04-07-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Thepainter (Post 63491469)
Ah yes... Chavez Ravine... The Bakersfield of MLB ballparks. Seriously, out of all the stadiums in California they picked the worst of the worst.

This isn't Frank McCourt's Dodgers. Enough with the hyperbole.

http://www.truebluela.com/2013/3/29/...rades-unveiled

Brad Doty 04-07-2013 11:38 AM

I also trust it would have AEG backing? They could dump money into the tech like no other.

I mean, you cant fool mother nature, but you can damn sure try!

Telos 04-07-2013 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Thepainter (Post 63491469)
Ah yes... Chavez Ravine... The Bakersfield of MLB ballparks. Seriously, out of all the stadiums in California they picked the worst of the worst.

The Dodgers have invested heavily in Dodger Stadium this past year, especially this offseason. It is looking very shiny right about now.

jiggsawpuzzle35 04-07-2013 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Telos (Post 63491515)
They've done it before, over 20 years ago, in 85 degree weather in Las Vegas, which is hotter, on average, than LA. It can get pretty cool in the winter months in LA (30-50 degrees), and I would assume that in the year 2013, they could think of better solutions than they had back then... It is not like we are talking about a miracle here... With modern equipment, a night game is easily possible.



There is an outdoor ice rink outside of Staples Center every winter for people to skate on.


There are outdoor rinks all over SoCal during the winter time, but it doesn't mean they are great sheets of ice. I'm sure it will be up to par with the great ice they have at Staples and Honda Center.

Legionnaire 04-07-2013 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Thepainter (Post 63491469)
Ah yes... Chavez Ravine... The Bakersfield of MLB ballparks. Seriously, out of all the stadiums in California they picked the worst of the worst.

Chaves Ravine rulez! :rant:


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