2013 Winter Classic to be announced tomorrow (Detroit/Toronto)
Surprised no one has posted this yet...
Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2013, will be DET-TOR at Univ of Michigan (The Big House) but it's the only event being held there.
Outdoor rink at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit will be site of a weeklong Hockeytown Fan Fest, so to speak. Events there will include:
Two GLI NCAA college games, Marlies vs Griffins AHL game and OHL doubleheader with PLY vs LDN and SAG vs WDR, plus high school/youth games.
Marquee event for Comerica on Dec. 31 will be Legends/Alumni game between ex-Leafs and ex-Wings. Then it's off to Big House on Jan. 1.
100,000+ people at a hockey game would be absolutely nuts. Either way it's better than the last Classic cause now I could actually root for one of the teams. I may actually try and make a road trip out of it and try and go to the game next year.