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Gurtholfin
02-25-2012, 09:43 AM
Thought this could use its own thread...

http://host.madison.com/sports/college/hockey/uw-men-s-hockey-tentative-date-set-for-outdoor-game/article_8c885e30-5f42-11e1-98d0-001871e3ce6c.html


Thoughts?

4four4
02-25-2012, 09:50 AM
I would be fine with this if it were played in a non-conference setting.

Jaws
02-25-2012, 09:55 AM
Thought this could use its own thread...

http://host.madison.com/sports/college/hockey/uw-men-s-hockey-tentative-date-set-for-outdoor-game/article_8c885e30-5f42-11e1-98d0-001871e3ce6c.html


Thoughts?

I'm not a fan of outdoor games but I guess it would be a nice showcase for college hockey. But why Chicago? Will it draw?

GoUNH
02-25-2012, 09:57 AM
Very cool.

Spartanforlife4
02-25-2012, 09:59 AM
When Wisconsin plays in its fifth football stadium do they get a free sandwich?

Tin foil hat theory: Secret plan to get Northwestern to add a team.

Genbeau
02-25-2012, 11:58 AM
Thought this could use its own thread...

http://host.madison.com/sports/college/hockey/uw-men-s-hockey-tentative-date-set-for-outdoor-game/article_8c885e30-5f42-11e1-98d0-001871e3ce6c.html


Thoughts?

If not it's own thread, the "Who will be the 7th member of the Big 10" thread. I still think the Illini beat the mild.., I mean wildcats to the punch, though.

SanTropez
02-25-2012, 12:09 PM
Sounds like a fun weekend of Hockey.

The big question is will Bucky fans bring their own deer or will that be part of the Soldier Field hospitality package... stay tuned.

Tipsy McStagger
02-25-2012, 01:00 PM
At least one of the games will be well attended.

mahogma
02-25-2012, 01:21 PM
As long as it counts a a Wisconsin home game,I really don't care. I enjoy watching the game itself too much to ever bother attending something like this,but that's just me. It just seems like the best way to watch an event like this is from your living room,on HDTV.

UMICH
02-26-2012, 04:39 AM
When Wisconsin plays in its fifth football stadium do they get a free sandwich?

Tin foil hat theory: Secret plan to get Northwestern to add a team.

Good question, although nachos might be more appropriate. What does Michigan get? We've played in Football Stadiums and Baseball Stadiums.

hawk2010
02-26-2012, 08:58 AM
At least one of the games will be well attended.

I think both games will get good attendance. Miami has a very large alumni base in chicagoland and Notre Dame has a national fan base. Not to mention the close proximity of south bend to chicago

redhawk95
02-26-2012, 09:03 AM
At least one of the games will be well attended.

Why wouldn't Minnesota fans stay for the second game? Y'all are such great HOCKEY fans and all. :rolleyes:

Buck 'em
02-26-2012, 09:18 AM
I agree with S4L4 - seems like there might be ulterior motive at play.

A weekend in Chi-town would be fun. I'll be there.

goldy_331
02-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Why wouldn't Minnesota fans stay for the second game? Y'all are such great HOCKEY fans and all. :rolleyes:

He meant the Miami - ND game with the proximity of their fans. Tipsy (a JBSU fan) loves to rip on Gopher fans for not traveling (although you could ask UNO fans about that one).

Timothy A
02-26-2012, 10:30 AM
It's a bad idea. These outdoor games are way over-rated and are simply PR events. The quality of ice usually sucks, which means the quality of the games suffers greatly. It's never good when PR over-rules game quality. And the comments by attendees of outdoor games is overwhelmingly negative as far as the ability to see the game. As stated by others, UW and the rodents should be playing in either home state if they have to play outside. This will count as a home game for UW, correct?

Chuck Schwartz
02-26-2012, 11:56 AM
Wow, such negative response...I'm kind of surprised. This is going to be an outstanding event...and a weekend in Chicago? Sign me up.

mookie1995
02-26-2012, 12:22 PM
Wow, such negative response...I'm kind of surprised. This is going to be an outstanding event...and a weekend in Chicago? Sign me up.

seriously... i may come out for this. sounds great. great location.

RaceBoarder
02-26-2012, 01:35 PM
It'll be interesting to see how Chicago reacts to this... This will be a great way to see how much influence the Hawks have actually had on the marketability of hockey here... I'm sure UW and ND people will do a good part of filling the stands, so I don't think this event will fail.... The difference is going to be going from 30K to 55K with Joe Six-pack coming out...

fellowes
02-26-2012, 03:37 PM
He meant the Miami - ND game with the proximity of their fans. Tipsy (a JBSU fan) loves to rip on Gopher fans for not traveling (although you could ask UNO fans about that one).

*Whoosh* ;)

slowe
10-01-2012, 11:11 AM
Tickets went on sale today for the general public. Not sure about sales overall, but I tried to pick up some of the $40 tickets about 30 min after it opened up and they appeared to be sold out. Presumably they sold well to those associated with the schools ahead of time. Still, a good sign for attendance overall in my opinion. I hope in the next day or two we hear about some sales numbers. So do you have your tickets yet? Looking forward to some college hockey in Illinois!