Arlington, VA (Sports Network) - The Washington Capitals will host the 2015
NHL Winter Classic.
Capitals owner Ted Leonsis made the announcement Saturday to start the club's
"We are extremely excited to host the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and
bring this great event to the D.C. area," said Leonsis. "Our great fan base
deserves to experience the magnificence of an outdoor game. We are thrilled to
once again be part of this great event."
The league's showcase game will take place on New Year's Day 2015 against a
yet to be determined opponent. The site also has not been decided, although
Nationals Park and RFK Stadium are under consideration.
"The excitement of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic continues to grow, and
bringing the 2015 event to the D.C. area will write another chapter in the
game's great history of entertainment," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman in
a statement. "We are looking forward to being in Washington with the Capitals'
The Capitals participated in the 2011 Winter Classic, beating the Pittsburgh
Penguins at Heinz Field.
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