DETROIT (AP) — Next year’s Winter Classic could set an attendance record.
The Detroit Red Wings will face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium, the iconic college football facility that drew more than 104,000 fans for a college hockey game in 2010. The NHL formally announced the outdoor showcase Thursday at Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers. The baseball stadium will also be part of the festival, hosting games involving minor league and college teams. The Red Wings-Maple Leafs alumni game will also take place at Comerica.
Michigan and rival Michigan State attracted a Guinness World Record 104,173 people for a hockey game at the Big House on Dec. 11, 2010.