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Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

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Some info from Bob McKenzie via Twitter:

Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2013, will be DET-TOR at Univ of Michigan (The Big House) but it's the only event being held there.

Outdoor rink at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit will be site of a weeklong Hockeytown Fan Fest, so to speak. Events there will include:

Two GLI NCAA college games, Marlies vs Griffins AHL game and OHL doubleheader with PLY vs LDN and SAG vs WDR, plus high school/youth games.

Marquee event for Comerica on Dec. 31 will be Legends/Alumni game between ex-Leafs and ex-Wings. Then it's off to Big House on Jan. 1.

NHL may need to clone icemaker Dan Craig. Biggest challenge will maintaining ice quality at Comerica with all that usage. Good luck, Dan-o.

Correction to earlier tweet: all 4 GLI college games, not just 2 of them, will be played outdoors at Comerica Park next December.

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Some info from Bob McKenzie via Twitter:

WOW!!!!

Outdoor rink at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit will be site of a weeklong Hockeytown Fan Fest, so to speak. Events there will include:

Two The GLI NCAA college games, Marlies vs Griffins AHL game and OHL doubleheader with PLY vs LDN and SAG vs WDR, plus high school/youth games.

Marquee event for Comerica on Dec. 31 will be Legends/Alumni game between ex-Leafs and ex-Wings.

This is freaking awesome!!! The Comerica events are much much better than I expected! I wonder if the high school games will also keep the Michigan vs. Ontario theme?? :D

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Not *entirely* sure if this is worth its own thread (mods can move if they like), but the Wings media let this slip before the official announcement at 10:30:

http://video.redwings.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=-6&id=156115

Game on! :D

Sick video! Really excited about this and I might have to empty my savings account to make the trip up there!

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I'd just like to take a second to thank Mike Ilitch. He doesn't take over the Wings, chances are we wouldn't be here right now. There's no way to articulate the huge change he made in the future of the Wings and the city of Detroit. WTG, Mr. Ilitch!

I'd say hes done more for the city of detroit than any politition, mayor, etc. or anyone for that matter. He truly believes in this city.

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