Report: Flyers to host Rangers in Winter Classic
NEW YORK - The Philadelphia Flyers will reportedly host the New York Rangers in next season's Winter Classic, to be played January 2 at Citizens Bank Park. The stadium is home of the Phillies, the 2008 World Series champions.
The New York Times reported the outdoor game will not be announced by the NHL until the 2011-12 regular season schedule is released, which could be as early as Thursday.
The Winter Classic has been played on New Year's Day, but that falls on a Sunday in 2012 and the NFL -- provided there is no extended labor strife -- is scheduled to play that day. The Philadelphia Eagles are slated to host a game that day against the Washington Redskins at nearby Lincoln Financial Field.
It would mark the second Winter Classic for the Flyers, who took on the Bruins in the 2010 contest at historic Fenway Park in Boston.