The NHL hasn't officially signed off on the location, largely because of building availability in Philadelphia. The NHL would love to host the outdoor game at Lincoln Financial Field, but the NFL's schedule is making the football stadium virtually impossible, so Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, will likely be the venue of choice.
The Flyers will likely face the New York Rangers, but the Rangers are waiting for confirmation of their involvement.
The idea of watching John Tortorella co-exist with cameras invading the sanctity of his dressing room and private quarters will almost guarantee huge ratings for HBO's 24/7 leading up to the Winter Classic.
If this is true, how would we purchase tickets if we aren't a STH? Do we have to be in that lottery?
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Yankees boss Lon Trost on was Boomer and Carton earlier this week. Boomer asked about the Winter Classic. Trost said he has spoken to Bettman about hosting a game one week after January 1. The NHL doesn't want to change the date.
The NHL wants Yankee Stadium to host a Winter Classic in NY. It obvious. They want no part of Citi Field or having a game at the Meadowlands.