There have been multiple rumors and reports that the NHL would be adding more outdoor games for next season and it has now been confirmed that Soldier Field in Chicago will play host to one of the outdoor games. On March 1, 2014, the Chicago Blackhawks will host the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The outdoor series will be called the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.
“Our fans and our teams love outdoor games and we are thrilled the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series will present a number of these experiences to a large number of our fans in a variety of National Hockey League markets,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a press release. “The Chicago game, at Soldier Field, will be a match-up of two recent Stanley Cup champions at a landmark stadium.”
Here is the logo for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series:
More announcements for outdoor games are expected in the coming weeks.
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