By Matt Snyder
Inspired by colleague Brian Stubits' post about the awesome mask Philadelphia Flyers' goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (and I thought Rzepczynski was hard to spell) is going to wear for the 2012 NHL Winter Classic, I decided to grab some pictures of the transformation going on at Citizens Bank Park. This is all being done in preparation for the game between the Flyers and the New York Rangers on New Year's Day.
For more on the actual Winter Classic, make sure to head on over to Eye On Hockey. We'll just stick to the stadium, as this is a baseball blog.
Here's a view from the first-base side of the stadium. The rectangle in the middle that isn't yet covered is where the actual action will happen in the Winter Classic.
This appears to be the press box view, where you can get a look at all the changes, including the temporary seating being added to center field.
An even higher view, which is pretty breathtaking. Again, that free rectangle along the upper half of the infield is where the ice will be set and the action will take place.
And the view from the right-field corner.
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