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NHL aiming for attendance record at Winter Classic

Dec 31, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT



NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins said Tuesday that the League has sold a record 105,500 tickets to the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The League expects to set a record for attendance at a hockey game Wednesday when the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs square off at Michigan Stadium.

The current attendance record for a hockey game is 104,173, which was set at Michigan Stadium on Dec. 11, 2010 for The Big Chill at the Big House. A representative from Guinness World Records will be on hand Wednesday to verify the attendance at the Winter Classic to determine if the NHL beats The Big Chill record for attendance.

We’ll have to see if the attendance record is indeed broken. It’s feasible a thousand or so of the tickets go unused, particularly if there’s heavier snow than expected tomorrow.

  1. Tyler - Dec 31, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    I think they’re aiming for more than just an attendance record ( $) ($ )

    • desertfan - Dec 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Plus huge exposure to new audience potential!!

      A great move.

  2. titansrbeast - Dec 31, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Hopefully it’s loud and snowy…can’t wait! 😀

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 31, 2013 at 10:36 PM

      Will any of those 105,000 actually be able to see the game through the blizzard? LOL.

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