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Here’s where the ice will be at Yankee Stadium

Aug 8, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

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The above photo is courtesy Andrew Gross of The Record, who was on hand for today’s press conference at Yankee Stadium.

Officially announced in May, there will be two outdoor games played at the baseball stadium this season — the first between the Rangers and Devils, is set for Sunday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The second goes three days later, on Jan. 29, between the Rangers and Islanders at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Both games will be part of a huge sports week in the New York area, as Super Bowl XLVIII will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium.

For more on today’s press conference, head to NHL.com.

Below, you’ll find a comments section where you can go to complain about all the outdoor games the NHL is holding this season.

  1. sjsblitz - Aug 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    lol

  2. rodeoclowndc - Aug 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    If they’re profitable?

    DO MORE OF THEM.

  3. pitpenguinsrulez - Aug 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Boy Jason you sure do like baiting us on here lol

  4. nhstateline - Aug 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Not sure about that. Part of the attraction is seeing something unusual and that generates a price premium. The winter classic tickets here I got several years ago were in the same ballpark as this year’s SCF ticket price. If this starts showing up in a city every couple of years, I doubt the market will bear it especially not in 85 k football stadia outside of Canada. It just becomes another game. That said, every NHL fan should get a chance to see their team play a home game outdoors if they’re willing to pay the freight to do so. A game in more cities will generate a lot of revenue. Probably more than going to the same places again and again.

  5. nyrnashty - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    I don’t like the baseball stadium setups. I will be watching these two regular season games from home since Stubhub will be selling these tickets from 500-1000+ can’t be fun for that kind of money. Look how far the outfield seats are from the rink. You’ll still spend $500 on them. Just watch from home people! At least football stadiums are more symetrical.

    • nikodmus - Aug 9, 2013 at 1:00 AM

      This. I very much dislike the baseball stadium setups. Many poor poor sightlines. Speaking from the 2 times (1 didn’t involve NHL) they’ve done it at Fenway. Love the outdoor games, but much prefer football stadiums.

  6. planejumper73 - Aug 9, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I think outdoor events should be somewhat limited in number to make them special events. However, I do think that each team should be able to participate in at least one, understanding that not all teams can have a home outdoor game (just try doing one in Tampa). I also think that they should be done in a venue where the seats are better located in relation to the ice. Baseball parks don’t fit this “bill”. Football stadiums would be better.

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