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ATTN: Ice Hockey Fans ...

Saturday, 11 December 2010, 3 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, the
Michigan State University "Spartans" will play the University of Michigan
"Wolverines" at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI. The seating capacity
at Michigan Stadium is 113,000-plus.

Yesterday, I was in Ann Arbor for a quick visit with my daughter who is
attending Medical School at U.-of-M. She mentioned that she had attempted
to obtain tickets for the match and that they were already sold out.

She did have an opportunity this past September to attend a football
game at Michigan Stadium when the "Wolverines" hosted the
"Minutemen" of the University of Massachusetts. Attendance was only
109,000-plus that day. (BTW, Michigan Stadium holds the record for
the most spectators at a football game here in the U.S.A., when the
"Wolverines" hosted the "Huskies" of the University of Connecticut in
early September 2010. Attendance was 113,094.

The TV/Radio coverage for this ice hockey match will be found in the
following link:


http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/012810aad.html

Website home page:

http://www.mgoblue.com

The link below will give you an insight to the size of Michigan Stadium.
This youtube video is of the pre-game prior to one of the "Wolverine's"
home games. (See if you can catch the cycling "connection!").


Link
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Re: ATTN: Ice Hockey Fans ...

billgull wrote:
Saturday, 11 December 2010, 3 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, the
Michigan State University "Spartans" will play the University of Michigan
"Wolverines" at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI. The seating capacity
at Michigan Stadium is 113,000-plus.

Yesterday, I was in Ann Arbor for a quick visit with my daughter who is
attending Medical School at U.-of-M. She mentioned that she had attempted
to obtain tickets for the match and that they were already sold out.

She did have an opportunity this past September to attend a football
game at Michigan Stadium when the "Wolverines" hosted the
"Minutemen" of the University of Massachusetts. Attendance was only
109,000-plus that day. (BTW, Michigan Stadium holds the record for
the most spectators at a football game here in the U.S.A., when the
"Wolverines" hosted the "Huskies" of the University of Connecticut in
early September 2010. Attendance was 113,094.

The TV/Radio coverage for this ice hockey match will be found in the
following link:


http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/012810aad.html

Website home page:

http://www.mgoblue.com

The link below will give you an insight to the size of Michigan Stadium.
This youtube video is of the pre-game prior to one of the "Wolverine's"
home games. (See if you can catch the cycling "connection!").


Link


Brilliant, with any luck ESPN America might have this one. Thanks Bill
Nolte

so it's like the winter classic for the nhl on new years day?
billgull

From the mgoblue dot com website:

Quote:

While the NHL's Winter Classic has become a popular annual event, the concept of returning to the game's roots began with a game between the Wolverines and Spartans at the start of the decade. The first outdoor collegiate hockey game in the modern era took place between the schools on Oct. 6, 2001, when MSU hosted the "Cold War" at Spartan Stadium in front of a world-record crowd of 74,544. That game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Unquote.

The only problem that I see with this match, which is sked to start at 3 p.m.,
is that Michigan Stadium does not have a lighting system. It very well may
be completely dark by the time that the match ends. Spartan Stadium in
East Lansing, MI, does have a lighting system and would probably have
been the better venue to hold this match.

With a sell-out of tickets already, and if they put temporary seating on
the football field around where the ice hockey rink will be laid down, I
suspect that they could easily have an attendance of 115,000.

BTW, for football, tickets go for $55.00 per seat. There are 20,000
tickets for U.of.M. students, which go for $27.50. One does not have to
be a math major to figure out that football is a big-business in Ann Arbor.
billgull

http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/thebigchill

The above link will have live video streaming of the match.

http://www.mgoblue.com

This link will have all the pre-match hoopla.

Tuesday, 30 Nov. I had to drive down state to pick my wife up at the
airport in Flint, MI. Since, I had some extra time I drove down to Ann
Arbor and had supper with the daughter. After supper we went shopping
and drove by Michigan Stadium. They have installed a lighting system
and it was in service. What a sight!!!!

Daughter said that the entire student body had had their e-mail inboxes
filled with requests for extra tickets from many parts of the country.
The expected spectator count is 112,000.

The match starts at 3 p.m. (Eastern U.S. time) this afternoon. I believe
that is 9 p.m. (CET).
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billgull wrote:
http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/thebigchill

The above link will have live video streaming of the match.

http://www.mgoblue.com

This link will have all the pre-match hoopla.

Tuesday, 30 Nov. I had to drive down state to pick my wife up at the
airport in Flint, MI. Since, I had some extra time I drove down to Ann
Arbor and had supper with the daughter. After supper we went shopping
and drove by Michigan Stadium. They have installed a lighting system
and it was in service. What a sight!!!!

Daughter said that the entire student body had had their e-mail inboxes
filled with requests for extra tickets from many parts of the country.
The expected spectator count is 112,000.

The match starts at 3 p.m. (Eastern U.S. time) this afternoon. I believe
that is 9 p.m. (CET).


Thanks Bill
We see NHL and selected college games on ESPN America I believe through FSN Detroit we will see this game live...I do hope so!!
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113,411 ...... nuff said!!
billgull

From today's online edition of the Michigan Daily, which is the
newspaper of the journalism students of the U.-of-M.

http://www.michigandaily.com/content/big-chill-update

Actually, the Big Chill events began on Saturday, Dec. 4th, when
two Division 3 colleges played a match. During the week leading up to
the game this past Saturday it was non-stop ice hockey at Michigan
Stadium. High schools teams (both boys and girls), youth hockey (both
boys and girls), an alumni skate/scrimmage between former players of the
Wolverine ice hockey teams kept the "joint-a-jumping!"

The best moment? One of the former Wolverine players is now coaching
a high school team in the state of Connecticut. He phoned Wolverine
coach, Red Berenson (a former NHL player with the St. Louis Blues),
and asked if he could bring his team out to skate at Michigan Stadium.
Berenson got ahold of Wolverine Athletic Director, Dave Brandon,  and
the answer was: you fly 'em out, we'll get 'em on the ice!

I suspect that there was a lot of "Hot Chocolate"  Wink being consumed
in the pubs along State Street in Ann Arbor this past Saturday evening.

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Bill, huge thanks for the heads up on the Big Chill, had a chance to watch it now, Fantastic, the atmosphere felt amazing even on the box. Bit one sided in the score but to have been part of that must have been incredible. I just hope the Winter Classic now lives up to it's biliing!

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