25 April, 2014

Classic Rivalry To Open 2011 In Pittsburgh

Well it’s official: The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Washington Capitals for the 2011 Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at Heinz Field.

Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed D.C.’s bid to host the Classic thusly:

“We could not help but be impressed by the fan interest and the possibilities in Washington, D.C., so our plan is to do an outdoor game in Washington in the next two to three years. We think that will be an excellent venue, opportunity, market, fanbase for us to connect with with this event as well.”

But for now, Caps fans, start looking for hotels (or friends’ couches) to ring in the new year in Pittsburgh. For more, including reactions from Dick Patrick and Mike Knuble, check out the Caps’ official announcement here. And sign up here to get ticket information from the team once it’s available.


  1. I’m not impressed with this… yay, it’s the pens again…

    28 May, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink
  2. xke4me wrote:

    Sounds like a great matchup – to watch from the warmth of my sofa.

    28 May, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Permalink
  3. Eric wrote:

    I have always said, I would love to see the Caps in an outdoor game, in person. Just not in Pittsburgh. Anywhere but Pittsburgh.

    28 May, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

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