May 16, 2012, 1:36 PM EDT
What would an outdoor hockey game be without beer? In the case of the 2013 NHL Winter Classic at the University of Michigan, it would be…canceled.
For this reason, legislation has been introduced in the state House that would grant a special liquor license for the Jan. 1 game at Michigan Stadium between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs.
From The Detroit News:
The House Regulatory Reform Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday morning on the legislation, which school officials say is necessary because they don’t have a temporary liquor license large enough to handle the number of fans expected to pack the 109,901-seat stadium.
“It’s just for this one event and it’s because the NHL is renting the facility,” school spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said.
The proposed law would make the special liquor license good for 30 days to also accommodate festivities leading up to the Winter Classic, Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald expects the bill to be approved, according to AnnArbor.com.
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 91
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- O, Dear: Russia fined $85K for skipping Canadian anthem 28
- Kings ink Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal 27
- Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process 50
- Here’s the full NHL 2015 preseason schedule, starting Sept. 20 5
- Wild assistant Sydor arrested for suspected drunk driving, child endangerment 30
- It’s Montreal Canadiens day at PHT 14
- Capitals’ biggest question: Is this finally the year? 32