The University of Michigan will be the site of the January 1, 2013 National Hockey League Winter Classic it was reported today in
The game will feature the Detroit Red Wings versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. Details are still be worked out but the stadium is a logical choice given the success of it’s previous outdoor game which included 104,000 fans.
The Red Wings lobbied to have the game at Comerica Park, but the NHL couldn’t pass up an opportunity to hold this annual outdoor spectacle at “The Big House,” where it is expected to attract a record crowd in excess of 110,000. To appease Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, a rink will be constructed at Comerica Park. The home of the Detroit Tigers will host other events leading up to the Winter Classic, including the alumni game and possibly the Great Lakes Invitational.

The Lamp Post Inn is located less than 1 1/2 miles from The Big House (University of Michigan Stadium). Guest of the Lamp Post Inn will be able to park free at the hotel and walk to the stadium if they wish. The Lamp Post Inn has also announced that it will offer special overnight rates for those that will be attending the game. Fans may go directly to The Lamp Post Inn website and enter the promo code BIGCHILL to have access to special blog rates on our most popular room types.