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02-26-2013, 07:57 AM
Fidel Astro
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Originally Posted by Butch 19 View Post
maybe the same reason that I don't know why any hockey fan would pay a higher ticket price to watch a game from muuuuch farther away (TERRIBLE sight lines) in freezing weather...?
In some cities, it's difficult or impossible to get tickets to any regular games, so an outdoor game in a football stadium, say, is going to have a much larger number of tickets available.

I'm a Winnipegger. Like a ****-ton of other Winnipeggers, I couldn't get Jets tickets because they sold out in minutes. If they do a Heritage Classic here one day at our brand-new football stadium (hint hint, NHL), I'm absolutely going, even if it's the worst seat in the house. I'll be able to go because there will be significantly more tickets available for that game.

Also, re: "freezing weather"... that's relative. Most of these US cities that have held Winter Classics aren't actually that cold, at least in terms people in cities like Winnipeg and Edmonton are familiar with.

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