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Michigan-Michigan State’s ‘Big Chill’ outdoor game should draw record crowd

Oct 18, 2010, 11:22 PM EDT


We’re already starting to get a little excited about the 2011 Winter Classic (featuring the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, if you don’t already know) here at PHT, but one thing the NHL cannot boast is drawing the largest crowd for an outdoor hockey game.

Nope, that designation will reportedly go to an NCAA outdoor game again. Michigan and Michigan State will celbrate their inner-state college hockey rivalry with “The Big Chill* at the Big House” about a month before the Winter Classic (January 11, 2010 to be exact) and they’ve reportedly sold a staggering 105,585 tickets to the event.

If you want to hear more about the interesting game, click here to watch a video with dramatic music and some history on the two teams. Should be a great time, indeed.

* – Not to be confused with the movie.

(H/T to Kukla’s Korner.)

  1. 013hip - Oct 19, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    The Big Chill @ the Big House should be an entertaining game for all, kind of like an early Christmas present. All hockey fans should enjoy this game if it measures up to all the hype. But, unless you are a Washington or Pittsburgh fan, the Winter Classic will be anything but a classic. It should be billed as the “Showboat” (Ovechkin) vs. “Crybaby” (Crosby) show. Dec. 11, 2010, Hell Yeah! I’ll be there. / Jan. 11, 2010…..sounds like a good day to return those un-wanted Christmas gifts!!!

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