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Wrigley Field Prepares for the Winter Classic - Hockey Rink Between 1st and 3rd
Wrigley Field Prepares for the Winter Classic

Wrigley Field hosts the Winter Classic

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Long time Wrigley fans can be forgiven for feeling a bit disoriented when seeing this photo of a hockey rink hanging out near the first and third base lines. Wrigley Field was preparing to host the Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings.

On January 1, 2009, the Chicago Blackhawks hosted the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL's third outdoor game in history. They played the Winter Classic in the historic Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The Red Wings beat the Blackhawks by a score of 6-4 in front of a crowd of 40,818.
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