Habs vs Caps at the big O?
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07-14-2009, 09:58 AM
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Yup. It will be regulation ice size, especially considering that this game is for two points.
It's a standard baseball stadium, seating 50,000 to 60,000, constructed for the 1976 Olympic Summer Games, with no ties to the Winter Olympics. If I remember correctly, I don't believe that it has ever hosted a hockey game. It has certainly never hosted an NHL game.
Like the previous outdoor venues, they will build a NHL-size rink on the field.
I loved going to the Big O for Expos games as a kid. Granted, the building has been a funding disaster for decades. I'm sure they'll give it some external spit and polish as best they can for the one day, though.
i'm sure they will use the baseball config with some temporary stands towards the outfield.
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