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Yankee and Dodger stadiums (and maybe more) to host NHL outdoor games?

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04-09-2013, 10:53 AM
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Awesome!

Jan. 1 -- Leafs v. Wings @ The Big House
Jan. 25 -- Kings v. Ducks @ Dodger Stadium
Jan. 26 -- Rangers v. Isles @ Yankee Stadium

Get it done!

Love the emphasis on geographic proximity; these stadia will be filled with fans from both teams, and it will make for a great atmosphere.

EDIT -- PLUS the Heritage Classic. There have been a few stadia under construction in Canada as of late that could serve as a good host.

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04-09-2013, 01:39 PM
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it's a tough call. so many teams want to host a game, but doing four outdoor games a year will lead to half empty stadiums and lower ratings for nbc.

part of the draw for the winter classic is that it's special to get the game, special to be involved, and you have the hbo build beforehand.

adding extra games will water down the concept, and will make subsequent games seem less special. lead special means less people, less people means less dollars.

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04-09-2013, 06:01 PM
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Holy over saturation Batman

I'm already sick of next years out door games

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it's a tough call. so many teams want to host a game, but doing four outdoor games a year will lead to half empty stadiums and lower ratings for nbc.

part of the draw for the winter classic is that it's special to get the game, special to be involved, and you have the hbo build beforehand.

adding extra games will water down the concept, and will make subsequent games seem less special. lead special means less people, less people means less dollars.
Wanna bet how wrong you are?

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Holy over saturation Batman

I'm already sick of next years out door games
then don't watch? nobody forces you guys to tune in

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04-10-2013, 01:04 AM
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forget calling it the heritage classic. put the Canucks vs Leafs in BC place just because you can. Don't claim it as an "outdoor" game. Just a game with 54,000 fans. The screen is huge in BC Place so even if the site lines suck it'll be alright.

EDIT: i'm sure the scalpers will be ******** that they can't sell their tickets for $1000 each though so it won't happen.

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04-10-2013, 01:30 AM
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Would love to see Oilers vs. Jets in Regina once the new football stadium is completed. That would be epic.

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You want a boycott over having more of a cool thing that most fans enjoy watching. Seriously?
You do know what boycott means right?

Putting a hockey game in BC place is not a cool. IMO it's a crass money grab. I have every right not to attend the event and frankly I lost interest in the Winter Classic a couple years ago anyways.

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04-10-2013, 06:03 AM
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Devils-Rangers Yankee Stadium 2014, book it!
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You do know what boycott means right?

Putting a hockey game in BC place is not a cool. IMO it's a crass money grab. I have every right not to attend the event and frankly I lost interest in the Winter Classic a couple years ago anyways.
I understand what a boycott is. I don't understand why you think one is in any way appropriate for a situation where the NHL is providing more of something that's always had a massive level of support by and demand from fans. When you're selling out football stadiums in minutes, the market can bear a bit more capacity spread out over an entire nation.

Your argument is that the NHL giving fans more of something their buying patterns have shown they want more of is somehow evil. Does the absurdity of that really need to be pointed out to you?

You, of course, have the right to not spend your money. But a boycott is an organized, collective action of protest. And I just don't see many people wanting to protest this.

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Winnipeg is in-line first, after the rumoured Vancouver Heritage Classic.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=387459



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The Ottawa stadium should be ready by 2015. I think it would be interesting to have a Sens-Canucks Heritage classic. It would be the 100th anniversary of the 1915 SC final between the original Sens and the Vancouver Millionaires.

Just throwing it out there.

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04-10-2013, 02:29 PM
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Would love to see Oilers vs. Jets in Regina once the new football stadium is completed. That would be epic.
... but who would wear Rider Green?

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04-10-2013, 03:21 PM
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Just keep the Habs out of that gimmick I rather somebody else on some other team broke a leg on crappy ice.

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Individual teams should have the freedom to create an outdoor game if they choose.

from an NBC standpoint having multiple games will devalue the commodity---with ONE exception. If they did back to back outdoor games on the same day.

Personally I think a better day for this would be the Sunday between NFL championships and Super Bowl. you arent going against college bowl games or NFL games.

Also pushing it to later in January is climate wise the coldest time of the year.

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Even if you kept it at one game per year the gimmick would still get old eventually. I'm not sure why people are complaining about over saturation when, let's face it, it's already a bit over-saturated after having at least one outdoor game every year since 2008.

Not to mention the various outdoor games from minor leagues, college, etc that have helped to make outdoor games a "been there done that" idea. NBC isn't going to get good ratings for the Winter Classic for very long. It's time to open up the market and allow multiple regional games with fresh teams in fresh locales to keep the earning potential as high as possible.

Really, the league would be shooting itself in the foot to NOT expand into more outdoor games throughout the season.

As for the fans' perspective. Eventually this fad is going to die out and the hockey world will move on - so why on earth would anyone be against having more outdoor games while the demand is still there? Demand is going to go down eventually no matter what, so enjoy the games while they last.

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04-11-2013, 12:41 PM
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Bettman was on Hustler & Lawless yesterday and commented a bit about other outdoor games outside the announced winter classic. He said they are having lots of discussions and Winnipeg or anywhere else isn't finalized yet.

Also said there are challenges with the ice whenever the temperature is extremely hot or cold.

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04-16-2013, 09:18 PM
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Reports: NHL planning 5 additional outdoor games for next year

Is there really not a thread on this here yet? I'm so confused.

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/ey...stadium-series

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TSN revealed on Tuesday night that the league is preparing to unveil a "stadium series" for the 2013-14 season that could feature as many as six outdoor games, including the Jan. 1 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium that will include the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.

The other games that are reportedly in the works:

• The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings facing off at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25

• The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 26

• The Rangers and New York Islanders at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 27

• The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks at Solder Field on March 1

• The Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks at BC Place on March 2
Lots of money will be made. Discuss!


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5 games seems to me to be ruining the novelty.

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The first LA and the 2 NY games are scheduled well on that bye weekend before the Super Bowl. As long as the stadiums are full and the games are watched on TV then I guess the golden goose will lay those eggs.

curious on the 2 NY games, I take it only one would be considered a home game. The Isles, I think will be a home team....one less at the coliseum.

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A stadium series is marketing full of balls ... er, heavy pucks.

I think it's great. NHL going for it. Full throttle, into the corners, milk the concept for all it's worth.

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I imagine that there are two Rangers games because whoever would have gotten the snub, Devils or Islanders, would have thrown a *****-fit at Bettman.

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The first LA and the 2 NY games are scheduled well on that bye weekend before the Super Bowl. As long as the stadiums are full and the games are watched on TV then I guess the golden goose will lay those eggs.

curious on the 2 NY games, I take it only one would be considered a home game. The Isles, I think will be a home team....one less at the coliseum.
Rangers are to be road team for both of them.

I am very surprised with so many.

I work if the NBC execs were behind this---

I dont see a problem with a team doing this on their own if they choose to.

If its done every year you could loose audiences/attendance for it. Once every few years would still be a cool thing locally.

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welp, that's a dead concept

why is HBO interested in a 24/7 for the Winter Classic if there's going to be 5 more games that season? why are casual fans going to tune in on New Year's Day if they can see the same thing 5 times between then and the end of the season? This reeks of NHL short sightedness and general NBC idiocy.

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I imagine that there are two Rangers games because whoever would have gotten the snub, Devils or Islanders, would have thrown a *****-fit at Bettman.
Would've preferred a Devils home game at Met Life next year. I'm sure they would've been fine waiting a year if they got that guaranteed. Obviously it'd be tough next season with the super bowl being here.

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