This season the NHL will have outdoor games in New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., Chicago, Vancouver and Los Angeles. One of those doesn't quite fit with the rest as you can tell. LA isn't exactly cold like the others and what we're used to seeing in hockey.
But I'll be if it's not going to be an amazing scene at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25 when the Kings and Ducks play under the lights. Just take a look at how the rink will appear on the field at iconic Chavez Ravine.
What a site, that's going to be awesome. Imagine the views at sunset.
At the press conference to smile for the cameras on Thursday, it was stated the average temperature in LA is 65 degrees in mid-January. It's going to be warmer, warmer than normal and warmer even than the arenas in which they play. However they aren't too concered about the temperature, it's the rain that's a concern. They don't see a lot of that in SoCal, though.
It's going to be different than all the other outdoor games that we've seen but it's going to be pretty cool. LA gets some flack as a hockey market but it's not a bad market at all, evidenced by the ever-increasing amount of hockey prospects coming from the Golden State.
So far, tickets have been selling at a tremendous clip, further reinforcing the NHL's plan to play a game outdoors for the fans in LA.