Winter Classic Take II – Toronto Vs Detroit At The Big House Jan 1, 2014


After being cancelled this season due to the lockout, the NHL has officially announced that the annual Winter Classic game will indeed be staged at the University of Michigan’s football stadium, known as the “Big House”.

Feb. 9, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) during a NHL press conference for the (later cancelled) 2013 Winter Classic between Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It will feature 2 original 6 teams, the host Detroit Red Wings, and their old – turned new again – divisional rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The game will be held January 1, 2014.  It is expected to surpass an attendance of 100,000, possibly breaking the outdoor attendance record of 104,173 that attended the U of M game against Michigan State in 2010.