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Old 05-28-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to announced two outdoor games tomorrow (Sat - 5/29) during a press conference in Chicago.

One, as has been rumored for months, is expected take place at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field Jan. 1 between the Penguins and rival Capitals. The other is expected to be held in February at Calgary's McMahon Stadium between the Flames and Canadiens.

 
Old 05-28-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to announced two outdoor games tomorrow (Sat - 5/29) during a press conference in Chicago.

One, as has been rumored for months, is expected take place at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field Jan. 1 between the Penguins and rival Capitals. The other is expected to be held in February at Calgary's McMahon Stadium between the Flames and Canadiens.
If they do pick Pittsburgh... I wish they would use PNC instead of Heinz.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 12:00 PM
 
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no more baseball stadiums please
 
Old 05-28-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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Should have used PNC or even where Pitt plays football. They will only have maybe 10 days top, to set up the rink and take it down, maybe even just 7 days, if the Steelers are scheduled in the last game of the season or a playoff game.
That being said, it should have been in Minnesota this year.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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The Penguins just officially announced via text alert:

Pittsburgh will host the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The Pens will take on Washigton on New Years Day, 1 PM @ Heinz Field.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Should have used PNC or even where Pitt plays football. They will only have maybe 10 days top, to set up the rink and take it down, maybe even just 7 days, if the Steelers are scheduled in the last game of the season or a playoff game.
That being said, it should have been in Minnesota this year.
The Pitt Panthers play at Hienz Field.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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I'm from Pittsburgh and I did NOT want the Winter Classic here at all.

For one thing, we've already been in one and other teams/cities should get the chance. Another thing is that there is no guarantee that it'll be all that cold on New Years Day in Pittsburgh. 25 years ago, you could count on it, but not anymore. The ice could be a problem. Thirdly, we are opening our brand new CONSOL Energy Center next season. I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not, but I'd prefer to have our new arena hosting the Frozen Four college hockey tournament and/or NHL All Star games instead.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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Hey, I'll take the Classic anytime, even with all the things you mentioned!
 
Old 05-28-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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I have little interest in watching another Winter Classic held in a football stadium live...the one in Buffalo was bad enough for me.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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no more baseball stadiums please
I've been to both stadiums and I was thinking that the fans would be close er to the action at PNC.

When I saw the Steelers play, I'll grant you that I didn't have the best seats, but my impression was that you'd either be very far away from the ice or have a bad sight line.

Oh well, my opinion doesn't matter... it's going to be Heinz.
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