02-18-2013, 05:30 AM #1
Inaugural Hockey City Classic a hit at Soldier Field
Tailgating was all systems go under the sun and in the frigid air by the lake hours before the action began inside.
Which, technically, also was outside.
A thin layer of snow covered the grass and square gray slats set down on the Soldier Field surface Sunday, with the exception of the routes cleared to a rink dropped in the middle of a football field. For the first time since the building opened 89 years earlier, it hosted the sport of hockey, a landmark moment indeed.