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Wrigley Field: Home of Awkward Sight Lines
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Jul 22nd 2008 8:57PM by Kevin Schultz (author feed)
Filed under: Blackhawks, NHL General

Today at Wrigely Field, the NHL and Chicago Blackhawks held a press conference to pump up the upcoming Winter Classic. Smack in the middle of July, it made all kinds of sense (not really). Anyway, we got a glimpse at what the NHL was planning for January. In the picture above, you can see a mock up of the rink that the NHL set up at Wrigley today. As you can probably tell, the sight lines are going to be weird. It might be something akin to watching football in a baseball stadium whose seats don’t fold out nicely — think Shea Stadium.

My point — there’s a lot of open space on the field out there. Hopefully that gets filled in with seats (How cool would that be??) because otherwise people with “front row” seats are going to be sorely dissapointed. Seats on the rooftops though, should still be freaking awesome. Just make sure you’re not sitting behind home plate. You might not see a lot.

After the jump, a couple more shots from today’s presser.Continue Reading


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