Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Plans Set for Outdoor Kings Game at Dodger Stadium

A week or so back I wrote that hockey looked likely to arrive at Dodger Stadium.  Well, now it appears certain following a post by Jon Rosen at LA Kings Insider.  This is the Kings official team blog, so if they're reporting that it's basically a done deal then it's done.

The game will be against the Anaheim Ducks (our most hated enemy), and will be on Saturday January 25, 2014.  It is tentatively scheduled to be a 5:00 PM game. 

Here are some additional details.

Barring any weather-related setbacks, the rink would remain constructed for up to two weeks and would host a variety of secondary events, including a Kings alumni game on the Friday night before the official outdoor game. Though events are not yet set in stone, expect the rink to host an Ontario Reign game – potentially against the Bakersfield Condors – while UCLA and USC’s club hockey teams could face off against each other and various Los Angeles Jr. Kings clubs would have the opportunity to play on the temporary rink.
The rink would stretch the width of the field between the first and third base lines.
As I said a week ago, I am truly shocked.  I never expected this, but am excited at the idea.  It'll be interesting watching the stadium transform into an ice rink.  You should check out Rosen's story.  He also let's us know about 5 other outdoor games that'll happen next season.

I wonder where the best seats will be?  With the nets between 1st and 3rd base, I'd imagine the reserve level seats near the bullpens might provide the best views. 

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