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11-22-2011, 11:42 AM
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Central Park is a pipe dream. Part of the allure the NHL is looking for is the increased amount of people at one game. Baseball & Football Stadiums > Central Park by a long shot. Another part of that Allure is $$$ like somebody before me in this thread said. Playing in Central Park doesn't maximize the amount of money they could have by having it in Yankee Stadium.
I'm sure that there are a host of othe logistical issues that we are not even aware of.
The only logistical issue is the league wouldn't want to spend the money to make it happen in central park. The stands will cost a lot of $$$ among everything else.
There's a Facebook page and Brooks actually wrote about having the classic in CPK :
If they can build a rink on Sheep’s Meadow with temporary stands seating up to 20,000 — people will come. If they play the Winter Classic in New York, people will notice.
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