St. Louis Cardinals could host NHL Winter Classic

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Jan 14, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) and Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal (12) face off as St. Louis Cardinals President Bill Dewitt III. (L) and St. Louis Blues chairmen Tom Stillman (R) drop the puck before the game at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) and Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal (12) face off as St. Louis Cardinals President Bill Dewitt III. (L) and St. Louis Blues chairmen Tom Stillman (R) drop the puck before the game at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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The St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues are working together to make the NHL Winter Classic happen in St. Louis next year.

According to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the St. Louis Cardinals could be playing host to the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks in a Winter Classic game at Busch Stadium. According to Rutherford, it is not finalized whether or not the game will be a “Winter Classic” game or not, but the St. Louis Cardinals plan to host a hockey game on January 2, 2016, around the time the Winter Classic is held.

With the recent loss of the Rams in town, this would be a huge win for the city of St. Louis and a big boost to the restaurants and hotels who won’t have NFL games to take advantage of for the first time in 20 years.

Not only that, this is a huge win for the fans of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues. Busch has played host to international soccer games between English teams, Men’s and Women’s international soccer games, as well as many other events.

This has been a long time coming for Blues fans, it’s nice to finally get some attention from the NHL in this great city. I just hope that the NHL doesn’t jack prices for the event too high, as this would be an awesome thing to say I got to see.

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I have friends not eh other side of the rivalry and have heard about how much fun and how awesome their outdoor games have been, so it would be neat to finally have one in St. Louis.

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With details not finalized yet, we will keep you updated on the details to come.

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