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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Cold War, Part II?

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

The long, cold winter just got a little bit hotter with the announcement that the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans are looking to hook up in an outdoor game at the Big House in Ann Arbor.

As first reported by Kevin Ryan in the Ann Arbor News, the outdoor battle at Michigan Stadium could occur on Dec. 11, 2010.

Michigan State currently holds the world record for attendance at an outdoor hockey game when 74,544 fans watched the Spartans skate to a 3-3 tie with the Wolverines in the "Cold War" at Spartan Stadium on Oct. 6, 2001 (pictured).

The proposed tilt at the Big House would shatter that number with a projected 108,000 seats available for the game.

The Maize and Blue won’t have to wait too long to get back on the outdoor ice. The Wolverines will travel to Madison, Wis., next season to take on the Wisconsin Badgers at the 80,321 seat Camp Randall Stadium on Feb. 6, 2010.

Detroit Free Press article
Detroit News article

Photo courtesy of Michigan State Athletics/CCHA

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