Sunday, November 18, 2018

NHL Outdoor Game in Regina?

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Hockey fans in Saskatchewan don’t often get to see live NHL action in person, but the league could be looking to bring a game to the province in the future.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday during the Headlines segment of Hockey Night in Canada that the league is looking at Regina to one day play host to an outdoor game at Mosaic Stadium--the home of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders

During the 2017-18 season, the WHL’s Regina Pats were forced to move a scheduled game at the venue indoors due to weather issues and poor ticket sales.

There are two scheduled outdoor games this season: the Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Bruins on New Year’s Day at Notre Dame Stadium, then a Stadium Series game Feb. 23 between the Flyers and Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.

(Mike Johnston/Sportsnet)


Anonymous said...

No thanks. Price is one thing, but the weather in Sask is too unpredictable that time of year.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHA! Not a chance!

Anonymous said...

This would be cool, but it won't happen.

If Rider fans couldn't sell out a home playoff game when it was minus 8 does the NHL really think it could play a game here unless it was before November 1 or after March 1 and even then.

What are tickets for this going to cost? Does the "I want it for basically free" Regina sports fan expect to go for $20. These tickets will likely be at least $89 for seats up high.

The fact the NHL would even consider this after seeing what happened with the Pats last year and Riders this year is somewhat surprising.


Anonymous said...

Sign me up especially if the Habs are one of the teams.

Anonymous said...

No thanks, I'll watch it on my 77" inch high definition screen within the confines of my own home. They only play these games for the all mighty dollar obviously. Sitting in those stands (attended Michigan game) you can barely see anything (obstructed views, glass stantions, glaring lights) as you're too far away from the action in play. Where's the puck? where's the puck? makes for a "miserable long day" especially with unpredictable weather.

Anonymous said...

Not in today's society where people are as soft as melted butter. Anything that may cost them a couple of bucks in minus degree weather and they're out. Too bad!

Anonymous said...

Calgary Stampeders going to knock that scraggly smirk off Mike O'Sheas face.