Bruins To Host Flyers or Capitals At Fenway

Fenway Puck

This just in from Boston.com, the Bruins will host either the Washington Capitals or the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 1. Furthermore, they are also confirming that the 2010 Winter Classic will be played in Boston this year, gauranteed. Look for an official announcement from the NHL sometime in July.

From Boston.com

Yes, there will be a sheet of ice in Fenway Park for a Jan. 1 Winter Classic. It’s a done deal, Bruins vs. either the Capitals or Flyers. The league will make it official at the start of July, with a splashy media event in the old ballpark. NHL free agency begins July 1, which grabs headlines around league cities (except for Phoenix, of course) for 2-3 days. The Sox play at home July 3-12. If the league wants the day for full media attention, it likely will wait for July 13-14 to make official all details, including how to purchase tickets.

11 Responses to “Bruins To Host Flyers or Capitals At Fenway”

  1. 1 patverbeek
    May 26, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    I am actually a little dissapointed by this. I was hoping for either Montreal or the Rangers at Fenway. I guess it’s a marketing thing for the Caps but I don’t know why the Flyers are in the mix.

  2. May 26, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    The Bs will play the Capitals – it’s another opportunity for the NHL to publicize Ovechkin.

    The Rangers most likely aren’t in the mix because they’re probably being considered as a host for a future game. Either of the new baseball stadiums in NYC would be great for an outdoor game. So they probably don’t want to have teams playing outdoor twice. Moreover, any team that is being considered to host a game in the future would be out of the running for playing in any near-term winter classics.

    But does it even matter who they play? On the business side, the Bs could play the Kings and the place would still sell out. For those in the stands, you most likely won’t be able to see much of the game anyways, so you’re paying for the experience and novelty of being there.

    Regardless of who they play, it’ll be a gong show of epic proportions and I can’t wait to go.

  3. 3 patverbeek
    May 26, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    especially because new years day is on a friday this year. That means lights out for the rest of the weekend.

  4. 4 Coach
    May 26, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Obviously it will sell out…whats max capacity at Fenway?? 10, 236?? Oh wait, i forgot, they added seats above the green monster…10,250? Obviously the NHL does not do this event to make money.

  5. May 27, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Capacity at Fenway is 37,400. Wrigley is 41,120.

    Jacobs said in a recent interview that the organization will only be able to provide tickets to Bruins season ticket holders. Granted nothing has been announced, but after providing for Sox season ticket holders and sponsors, it doesn’t look like there will be any single-game tickets available.

  6. 6 Coach
    May 27, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    just trying to ruffle some feathers, but it looks like no one really fell for the bait. I think Fenway is a great place to have an outdoor game, but why not have it at Gillete where you can fit 20,000 more fans, and open up tickets to more than just boston fans. thats what kills me, it’s like living in a bubble. start calling you people the bubble babies…b/c you’re all babies.

    • 7 thekiiid
      May 27, 2009 at 5:52 PM

      Although a nice try at ruffling feathers, you need some more punch, and I see you’re trying again. It’s not at Gillette because the Pats have a home game on Dec. 27th. There is no way they can get everything ready in 3 days. Also, having it at Fenway brings in more of a nostalgia factor, much like having it at Wrigley. I know in the dirty jerz there is not much of that, tradition that is, but sometimes it’s fun to do things that are outside of the norm. ie having a hockey game in a historic, albeit ugly and decrepit, baseball stadium.

      • 8 LPsnipa6
        May 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM

        Actually, there is a lot of tradition in dirty jerz. I thought you went to the Shore a couple of weeks ago kid? Lots of Tradition down there. Aside from that the game should be at Fenway and the bruins should jack the prices way up because the tickets will sell no matter what. I bet it will be the capitals but at some point the NHL will have to get a Canadian team into one of these. If they plan on having the game in NY in two years bet it will be the Flyers unless the Caps don’t come to Boston this year.

  7. May 28, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Yeah lots of traditions in the dirty….Maybe they should have it at D’Jais down in Belmar.

  8. 10 Hockeyman313
    May 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Just curious, why is the game not at Foxborough, they can definetly sell out there. Bills allowed the Sabres to have their game at Ralph Wilson years ago. Maybe its the Pats being in the playoffs but you get better publicity with a sellout crowd at Gillete rather than Fenway.

  9. 11 Coach
    May 28, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    The only tradition at D’Jais are theme night thursdays, and you can guarantee running into one of these guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RfUMBgfhn0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fboston%2Ebarstoolsports%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded

    Now if you want Jersey Shore tradition, you should head to The Parker House in Sea Girt. Place has been around forever, and $1 budlights on friday happy hour will have you blacked out by 7:30. Now thats tradition!

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