Yankee and Dodger stadiums (and maybe more) to host NHL outdoor games?
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02-26-2013, 02:34 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: New Jersey
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Is Metlife out of the question? I know they we able to do other football stadiums because they the football team play a few road games on the road. But the either the Jets or Giants are always playing a home game, right?
It would require lots of planning with (and likely compensation for) the NFL. Jets and Giants have done Thursday/Sunday or Sunday/Monday back to back home games before in order to leave the stadium vacant for a big-time concert that was scheduled years in advance. Basically the NHL, NFL, Giants, and Jets would have to start talking now in order to have the game happen in 2015 at the absolute earliest, most likely much later. That being said, if there is a Winter Classic in Metlife, it will be Rangers-Devils as the State of NJ and Vanderbeek have both made it very clear that any event in NJ will have to involve the Devils and not having the Rangers would defeat the point of the NHL trying to get the NY Media Market to pay attention. If there is ever a Devils-Flyers WC (the other plausible WC possibility involving the Devils, sorry Islanders) it would most likely be at Rutgers Stadium to capitalize on the geographic rivalry.
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