EVENT: WINTER CLASSIC 2014

After being cancelled in 2013 the Winter Classic is back in 2014 at Ann Arbour and will be accompagnied by a series of events at Commerica Bank Park in Detroit.

Main Event:

DATE: 1st January 2014

TEAMS: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Detroit Red Wings

VENUE: Michigan Stadium ‘The Big House’, Michigan University,  Ann Arbour, Michigan – take bus 17 then 8 from the Amtrack Station.

TICKETS:  General ticket sales will be through and a ballot. Information on how to register for the ballet is available through the mini site but the registration is only available to American and Canadian residents.  If you live in Europe the best way is to buy your ticket through a ticket agent such as Ace Ticket but be aware you will pay more than the face value.

Michigan Stadium Seating Plan

WHERE TO STAY: Hotel accomodation in Ann Arbour is limited so look to stay in Detroit and travel to Ann Arbour for the game. The train to Chicago from Detroit passes through Ann Arbour.

WHERE TO EAT: Maise and Blue in Ann Arbour is a must with fans visiting the Big House.

WHAT ELSE TO SEE: There will be plenty going on around the game such as a fan park. There will also be other outdoor games both at ‘The Big House’ and at Comerica Park, Detroit. See Below.

SEE ALSO: Detroit Red Wings Mini Site

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Comerica Park Events

DATE:

TICKETS:  Registration will be open from the 1st August with first tickets on sale in mid August. Normally the registration is only available to American and Canadian residents. Registration for the alumni classic is now open here and is available for residents of Canada and USA only. If you live in Europe the best way is to buy your ticket through a ticket agent such as Ace Ticket but be aware you will pay more than the face value. Tickets for the other games will be available in September through Ticketmaster.com.

Comerica Park Seating Plan

WHERE TO STAY:

WHERE TO EAT:

OTHER USEFUL SITES:

Grand Rapid Griffins 

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Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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