Michigan, Michigan State, Miami, WMU to Play at Soldier Field
CHN Staff Report
Michigan and Michigan State have announced a new outdoor game to take place Feb. 7, 2015 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Miami and Western Michigan will also play against each other there as part of the event.
"We are pleased to be a part of the Hockey City Classic this season in its return to Soldier Field and the city of Chicago," Michigan head coach Red Berenson said. "It will be exciting for our players and our loyal Michigan Hockey fans to witness this historic outdoor game with all-important Big Ten points on the line."
It will be the second "Hockey City Classic" in Chicago in three years. In 2013, 52,000 fans came to see Notre Dame play Miami, and Minnesota play Wisconsin.
Last year, the event moved to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, as Minnesota played Ohio State.
Michigan will play in its seventh outdoor game in the modern era of outdoor hockey (beginning with 2001 “Cold War” game at Michigan State) when they take the ice against the Spartans. Michigan is 2-3-1 in outdoor games. The Wolverines have played outdoors in five of the last six seasons, most recently against Western Michigan and Michigan State at the 49th Great Lakes Invitational at Comerica Park on Dec. 27-28, 2013.
The 2015 Hockey Classic Winter Festival will include open and corporate skates, hockey clinics, exhibition matches and exclusive hospitality events. Tickets will go on sale to the general public in October. Game times and broadcast details for the 2015 Coyote Logistics Hockey City Classic will be announced at a later date. Visit hockeycityclassic.com for additional information.