National Hockey League Is Coming To Fenway!
Who doesn’t love going to Fenway Park to see a ball game? It’s the oldest ballpark in the majors, it’s chalk full of history and memories. Now I’ve been to a few other ballparks around the majors, and if you ask me the best hot-dogs in all of baseball are at Fenway. Fenway has also been the home to some historic baseball memories over the years.
Who can forget Carlton Fisk’s home-run verse the Reds in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Bucky Dent’s shot that propelled the Yankees over the Sox in 1978. What about the Sox down 3-0 to the Yankees in 2004! That comeback started in Fenway and ended in Colorado, with Boston claiming their first WS title in 86 years. Those are just a few of the greatest moments to happen in this historic stadium.
Each and every baseball season from April through October, the gates of Fenway are opened up allowing close to 3 million fans access to see their beloved Boston Red Sox. But for one day only that’s all going to change. Which is great news not only for baseball fans, but also for fans of the NHL.
That’s right sports fans the National Hockey League is coming to Fenway! Gary Bettman, the commissioner of the NHL just announced that the NHL’s 2010 Winter Classic,will take place at Fenway. The event is scheduled for January 1st, 2010, which is New Year’s Day. Will feature the Philadelphia Flyers facing off with the Boston Bruins!
Not only is this a chance to see a few of the superstars from the NHL, up close and personal. But it’s also a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Fenway in all it’s glory in the wintertime. Plus this might be our one and only shot to ever witness this event in person in Boston. Which is hockey being played outdoors right smack in the middle of Fenway Park.
Making things even better would be the chance to see this game with the snow falling down. Snow, Hockey & Fenway, who wouldn’t want to experience this?
I’ll keep you updated with more information once it becomes known. Ticket sales for the event should be made public within the next few weeks. That’s all for now folks, let’s enjoy another day of rest before our beloved Red Sox open up the second half of their season on Friday in Toronto!