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04-21-2011, 08:12 AM
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Flyers could take Winter Classic to the Bank

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A league source familiar with the NHL's thinking regarding the 2012 Winter Classic told the Daily News yesterday that Citizens Bank Park is a "very real possibility" to host the event.
http://philly.com/phillycom/pm_10182...tguid=SHSze21C

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04-21-2011, 08:34 AM
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It's really because pretty much any football stadium the league would consider is in use on New Year's Day.

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I Think they announced it

On the way home from work, i thought i heard WIP 610 Am announce that the winter classic is being held at the Bank.

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I'm 100% sure that WIP wouldn't be the ones to break this story.

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Ang was talking about it this morning on his show.

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ok so it's not official they were just talking about it then on his show.

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Yup he was referencing the article above though

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It's really because pretty much any football stadium the league would consider is in use on New Year's Day.
It didn't stop the game from being held in Pittsburgh last year.

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04-21-2011, 09:32 AM
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It didn't stop the game from being held in Pittsburgh last year.
Pittsburgh's stadium wasn't in use. What GKJ is saying is that all possible cities that could be considered are housing a NFL game on 1/1.

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04-21-2011, 11:55 AM
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I really hope they don't host the WC this year, they were just in it 2 years ago. Then there's Pittsburgh. There are other teams much more deserving.

Of course of of that means nothing. NBC is obviously going to milk off their Cash cows for audience ratings year after year.

Don't get me wrong; It makes sense, I just don't like it. It gives fan bases another reason to dislike us.

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04-21-2011, 12:02 PM
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Pittsburgh's stadium wasn't in use. What GKJ is saying is that all possible cities that could be considered are housing a NFL game on 1/1.
Got it. I forgot that in the NFL's infinite wisdom that they released a schedule while trying to lock their players out.

However, since the Eagles game is at 1:00, talk about a complete logistical nightmare if the Winter Classic is at the Ballpark.

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http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=905637

Explains all of the field usage and scheduling issues for NHL and WC. The game will not be Jan. 1.

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They should host it at a college stadium. U of Minn has a sick new outdoor stadium that holds hella people. Or there's Rutgers Stadium that hold a lot of people (could be NY game if yankee stadium doesn't want it or Meadowlands is in use). I wonder if that possibilty has been discussed.

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The only reason why I would want the Flyers to host the Winter Classic is for the HBO series (if they're willing to do it again).

I mean it was fun watching the Caps and Pens but the whole time I was thinking "Damn I wonder what the Flyers would be doing". Aside from that though; I agree that it's not fair to other teams who have great fans and deserve a Classic but won't get one because their team isn't "marketable"; in my opinion that's B.S...

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The only reason why I would want the Flyers to host the Winter Classic is for the HBO series (if they're willing to do it again).

I mean it was fun watching the Caps and Pens but the whole time I was thinking "Damn I wonder what the Flyers would be doing". Aside from that though; I agree that it's not fair to other teams who have great fans and deserve a Classic but won't get one because their team isn't "marketable"; in my opinion that's B.S...
It's a business... not a charity.

I agree that it would be nice if they'd spread it around more, but NBC doesn't care... they want ratings.

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That would be awesome if it were at Citzens bank! I wonder how much a seat would run.

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It's a business... not a charity.

I agree that it would be nice if they'd spread it around more, but NBC doesn't care... they want ratings.
Yeah that's the truth. I wonder what kind of ratings like Minnesota vs. Colorado would get. I'd be psyched on that game. I guess if you're not a die-hard hockey fan though that wouldn't interest you.

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Just got a FWD'd text from JvR's best friend saying............"Winter Classic 2012....Philadelphia. It's official. Most likely at Citizen's Bank Park but might be at the Linc. Depends on Eagles scheduling."

Then I called shanningans and he said "You heard it here first"

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I don't care if there are 25 other teams that might deserve it more, I want to see the Flyers in it anyway.
And let's face it, a team like the Panthers, Hurricanes, Stars etc is never gonna get it.

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If Philly were to get it, I think the best place would be here...



Historic stadium, with great views of the city and better viewing angles for all in attendance compared to a frigg'n baseball stadium, a concept I have never, and will never understand...

Don't know if its going to be in use this new year's though, and they would probably never do it just b.c its not a Pro Venue

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If Philly were to get it, I think the best place would be here...



Historic stadium, with great views of the city and better viewing angles for all in attendance compared to a frigg'n baseball stadium, a concept I have never, and will never understand...

Don't know if its going to be in use this new year's though, and they would probably never do it just b.c its not a Pro Venue
You been in Franklin Field? It is in no way shape or form a venue to host something like the Winter Classic.

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You been in Franklin Field? It is in no way shape or form a venue to host something like the Winter Classic.
Absolutely agreed.

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You been in Franklin Field? It is in no way shape or form a venue to host something like the Winter Classic.
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Absolutely agreed.
Not in years... that bad 'eh?

Like worse than Vet bad that still packed 70,000 into it 10 times a year?

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You been in Franklin Field? It is in no way shape or form a venue to host something like the Winter Classic.
I was there once ten years ago and all I remember thinking was "I can't believe the Eagles used to play here." It's basically just concrete seats and some "grass" in the middle. It's a classic stadium, but not at all suited for a Winter Classic.

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Not in years... that bad 'eh?

Like worse than Vet bad that still packed 70,000 into it 10 times a year?
I haven't been in the Vet since I was about 5 so I don't recall it that well. I do recall there being an ice storm at the game, so that was pretty miserable haha.

One thing that immediately struck me (for whatever reason, it certainly seems minor overall) is that there is no option for box seats at Franklin Field. That alone hurts some of the potential income you can make, since I'm sure a few businesses would be happy to shell out for those. They've got the President's Suite thing, but that really doesn't count.

They also don't have beer vending facilities, but I guess that could be remedied with carts.

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