Friday, January 1, 2010
There should be more NHL games played outdoors
For the third New Year's Day in a row there is an NHL game played in an outdoor stadium. You can see the photo above of a hockey rink in Fenway Park as the Bruins played the Philadelphia Flyers today. I watched most of the game as the Bruins won 2-1 in overtime. In 2008 the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium while Wrigley Field was the 2009 venue as the Chicago Black Hawks hosted the Detroit Red Wings.
These 3 games generated much interest among casual hockey fans. Many people traveled from Philadelphia to Boston to see today's game. The television ratings were very high as well. I am really hoping there will be hockey games at Citifield, Yankee Stadium and the new football stadium in the Meadowlands. I would likely want to get tickets.