KOF KC 4EVER asked in SportsHockey · 1 month ago

Will any outdoor NHL games be played at SoFi Stadium ever?

Is the NHL planning to have a Winter Classic or Stadium Series game at SoFi Stadium once the building is finished in the future?

2 Answers

  • Winter Classic is a hard no (NBC owns this game and they've been pretty firm about a 1pm ET start which all but rules out teams in the Pacific/Mountain time zones from hosting).  Stadium Series is 'unlikely' since the league has gone to 2 outdoor games a season (Winter Classic, one Stadium Series game).  The Kings have been in 3 Stadium Series games since 2014 ("home" to ANA, away to SJS, away to COL); really hard to see them getting a fourth game anytime soon especially when you have other teams (CAR, TBL, VGK, CBJ for starters) who've never played in an outdoor game.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Given the pandemic, I'm not sure we'll see a return to the NHL (with fans in the stands).

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