February 27, 2019 | 1:55pm ET
RALEIGH NEXT IN LINE FOR OUTDOOR GAME?
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
As the NHL begins is planning out its events for two seasons from now, as next year’s major events are already locked in, it appears the Carolina Hurricanes may be next in line to host a Stadium Series game.
According to the Raleigh News and Observer, the Hurricanes “badly” want an outdoor game and the paper reports N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium has been proposed as the venue.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was in Raleigh on Tuesday, met with Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon and with N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper, and took a walking tour of the stadium.
“Yes, we are taking it very seriously and looking at the possibility,” Bettman told the paper.
“I don’t want to mislead anybody or say anything or promise anything until I’m sure. We have some more work to do, we have a variety of arrangements to make. As important as anything else, if we decide we want to do it, I have to make sure it’s OK with N.C. State.”
The NHL has also been considering outdoor games in Nashville, Tampa Bay and Columbus in the not-too-distant future.