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.