Michigan Playing At Notre Dame Stadium... in Hockey

Submitted by stephenrjking on May 18th, 2018 at 3:07 PM

Interesting news: Looks like Michigan Hockey is playing at Notre Dame Stadium in the leadup to the Winter Classic.

The @umichhockey team will play @NDHockey in an outdoor game as part of the @TheNHLWinter Classic.

— Michael Spath (@MichaelSpathITH) May 18, 2018

What's weird about this is that this would theoretically take place at roughly the same time the GLI does. How are they working this?

Comments

Wolverine Devotee

May 18th, 2018 at 3:12 PM ^

GLI was killed last year putting it on January 1 and 2. This will only further lead to its demise.

As for the game: neat. I kinda missed playing outdoor games, but we need to play another one at home.

Bando Calrissian

May 18th, 2018 at 5:01 PM ^

There's one big downside here: ND's field surface is essentially level with their seating, much the same way Michigan Stadium was before the grass installation in '91. Sightlines are going to suck for a good chunk of the stadium, even more than your average outdoor game.

Bando Calrissian

May 18th, 2018 at 5:01 PM ^

There's one big downside here: ND's field surface is essentially level with their seating, much the same way Michigan Stadium was before the grass installation in '91. Sightlines are going to suck for a good chunk of the stadium, even more than your average outdoor game.

Alton

May 19th, 2018 at 9:06 AM ^

I'm pretty sure the game isn't on January 1.  It's "part of" the winter classic but not the same day as the winter classic.  The M-ND game will be on the 6th of January--or maybe the 7th.