Anaheim Ducks Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose St. Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets
Magazine Schedule Rumors Rankings Teams Headlines Lifestyle Rookie Watch Ice Girls Videos TFP Radio Subscribe
Bookmark and Share
December 10, 2013 | 10:09am ET
Winnipeg to host outdoor game in 2016
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Jets will be celebrating their fifth anniversary back in the NHL with an outdoor game during the 2015-16 season, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Jets chairman Mark Chipman told the Free Press the NHL has agreed to give the team the Heritage Classic, which will be played at Winnipeg's Investors Group Field.

"The NHL has confirmed to me they are going to do an outdoor game in Winnipeg. I don't have a specific date to announce but it would be our preference that we do it in the 2015-16 season," Chipman told the paper Monday. "The date hasn't been confirmed but our preference is to do it then. The league's commitment to doing an outdoor game in our city is fantastic. It's something we've been talking about for some time and it's part of a significant strategy to do outdoor games and it will be great to be a part of it. We just have to firm up some details and hopefully we'll have a date to announce fairly soon."

According to the paper, the NHL gave Chipman the choice to host an outdoor game either next season or in 2015-16.

"For us, it will be our fifth year and there's something about commemorating our fifth year back in the NHL that I like and it gives us a little bit more time to get our feet underneath us in terms of operating a team," Chipmand said. "I wouldn't want to go out any further than that. We'll be ready by then and the stadium is very capable of handling it."

The CFL's Grey Cup might also take place in Winnipeg that same season, and there is an opportunity to expand the stadium to 41,000 seats.


Extras  NHL Player Photo Shoots | Exclusive NHL lifestyle stories
Magazine  Get to know your favorite players. Subscribe to Hockey's Lifestyle Magazine today!

Join US

SPEAK UP

 
 
 
 
 

TFP Newsletter

 
 
Contact Us | Jobs @ TFP | Our Team | Advertise | Privacy Policy
© 2013 TFP Media, Inc. | All Rights Reserved | The Fourth Period™ and Ice Girls™ are registered trademarks.