Friday, December 19, 2008

Hockey, Wrigley Style

What are you doing at 10AM on New Years Day?

I'll be glued to the TV watching the NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey game at Wrigley Field. Check out the photo as they build the rink. Go here to see more pictures.
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According to the NHL, more than 400 workers will take part in transforming the second-oldest ball park in the major leagues into a hockey venue for just the second regular-season outdoor game ever played in the United States.

They will use 52,000 feet of plywood and 32,000 feet of decking in the project, along with 20,000 gallons of water to create ice and 350 gallons of paint. Scaffolding being put up in front of the famed brick outfield walls at Wrigley Field will be used to recreate the ivy that is green in the summer and also used for advertising.

The goals will be along the first and third base lines with the penalty box just on the second base side of the pitcher’s mound.

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Here's a preview as the excitement begins.

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Check out the time-lapse video of the rinks construction so far.

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Wow! Check this out. Below is a live webcam stream at Wrigley Field as they continue building the rink.

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