07/17/2008 1:52 PM - From ChicagoBlackhawks.com: (link)
Chicago is widely known as the best sports town in the country. That’s why we are delighted that the National Hockey League has selected Chicago for its NHL Winter Classic 2009. We look forward to hosting the Detroit Red Wings in historic Wrigley Field and cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks to victory.
Chicagoans of every age are passionate about sports and I hope this event is not only a terrific competition, but also inspires more young athletes to get involved in hockey. I’d like to thank everyone involved in making this Winter Classic possible and encourage everyone to come out to this spectacular event on New Year’s Day.