Tuesday, December 29, 2009

NHL Set to Open Spectator Plaza

NHL Set to Open Spectator Plaza
Spectator Plaza to Offer a Host of Attractions for Fans of All Ages on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

BOSTON (December 29, 2009) – The National Hockey League in conjunction with Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston will extend the celebration of the New Year’s Day outdoor game between the Boston Bruins® and Philadelphia Flyers® with a free fan festival just beyond the walls of Fenway Park.

On Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1, the parking lot at Brookline Avenue and Yawkey Way will transform into the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Spectator Plaza, a festival for fans of all ages. Weather permitting, activities include live interviews with Bruins alumni, musical performances by Boston band The ZOO, interactive hockey-themed attractions and games, a chance to win tickets to the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic game and more.

Fans across the country can tune in to the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the much-anticipated outdoor match-up between longtime rivals the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins at Fenway Park on New Year’s Day, via the nationally-televised NBC broadcast live at 1 p.m. ET / noon CT on January 1, 2010.

Last year’s Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field attracted the largest audience for a regular-season NHL game in 34 years. The 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, a celebration of the sport of hockey and a return to its roots, will be the third regular-season outdoor NHL game played in the U.S. and the fourth overall.

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