Kings-Ducks to meet at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25
MAY 06, 2013 12:13p ET
The Los Angeles Kings will host the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 25 as part of the NHL Stadium Series.
The 7 p.m. PT event will be the first outdoor regular-season NHL game played in the United States west of the Mississippi River.
“With their meeting in the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, the Ducks and the Kings will write the next chapter in the exciting story of NHL hockey in Southern California,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. “At a venue that represents so much glorious sports history, this matchup of Stanley Cup champions will raise our outdoor initiatives to bold new heights. We know the game will be a treat for our fans, and we thank the Ducks, the Kings, Coors Light, Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Dodgers for bringing it to life.”
Added Kings president of business operations Luc Robitaille: “This is a credit to our fans and the amazing support they have shown to us and the NHL these past few years. This will be a sporting event like no other that has ever been seen in Southern California, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
Said Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray: “We are honored to be selected to participate in the NHL's Stadium Series. Playing our rival Kings at historic Dodger Stadium will be a terrific showcase event for our sport. A Southern California outdoor hockey game in a picturesque setting will be an exciting, unique experience, and we look forward to being a part of it.”
Dodger Stadium, the third-oldest used ballpark in Major League Baseball, will provide the setting for the event.
“Dodger Stadium has been home to many unique and special moments over the past 51 years,” said Los Angeles Dodgers president Stan Kasten. “We'll add another first in 2014 when the Dodger Stadium infield turns to ice as we host our first National Hockey League game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks.”
The NHL recently announced that the 2014 NHL Winter Classic is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 1, when the Detroit Red Wings will host to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium. In addition, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins will participate in the 2014 NHL Stadium Series™ on March 1, when they face off at Soldier Field (Chicago, IL).
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