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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 25 May 2009 01:41

Fenway Park - Winter ClassicBut will you be able to play slap shots off the Green Monster?

Multiple sources are saying that the next NHL Outdoor Winter Classic will be played at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox.

As has been the case with the last two Outdoor Winter Classics, the game will be played on New Year’s Day.

The Cubs’ Wrigley Field hosted the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings for this year's game and saw attendance of 41,000. The Buffalo Sabres played the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Jan 1, 2008 which saw a record for NHL attendance at 71,217.

Yankee Stadium (both the House That Ruth Built, and new Yankee Stadium) have been considered for the Outdoor Winter Classic, and the upcoming event was no exception. The other location under consideration had been Philadelphia.

The 2010 game would have the Boston Bruins playing an as yet unknown opponent, but according to ESPN.com, it “likely would be an Original Six rival such as the Montreal Canadiens.”


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