Mayor Rob Ford planning to watch Leafs at Winter Classic

Toronto mayor Rob Ford takes in a Maple Leafs game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Oct. 26,...

Toronto mayor Rob Ford takes in a Maple Leafs game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Oct. 26, 2013. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)

JOE WARMINGTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:53 PM ET

TORONTO - There are 107,000 hockey fans expected at the New Year’s Day outdoor NHL Winter Classic in Michigan and Mayor Rob Ford says he plans to be one of them.

“Definitely,” the mayor said of the much anticipated Jan. 1 game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. “I don’t have the plans worked out yet but I want to go.”

There are only single seats left and Ford says he will be buying his own.

And paying his own transportation to Ann Arbor too.

It’s unclear if Ford will try to take his family to the game or travel down with a group of fans.

It’s also unknown if the mayor will also partake in the alumni game, on New Year’s Eve, inside the Detroit Tigers’ stadium, Comerica Park.


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