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NBC has guaranteed that they would broadcast it.

If they play this game on New Year's Day, then the NHL has just dug themselves a little bit further into the grave that is the American conscious.

It's going to be on New Years Day because that is when NBC wants the game. They don't have any Bowl games so they need a big event to televise that day. Thus why it's being called the Ice Bowl.

With the BCS it's not like there are alot of big games on during the afternoon anymore, really the only people who get pumped for the Cotton, Citrus and Gator Bowls are the fans of the teams playing and gamblers.

Also, New Years Eve in Niagara Falls(casino's & gentleman's clubs) and the Ice Bowl on New Years Day sounds like a fun road trip.

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While by no means is this considered outdoors, I've always thought that if the Red Wings were smart (as much as I hate them), they should have a game at Ford Field. They could draw 70,000 people to watch a game.

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While by no means is this considered outdoors, I've always thought that if the Red Wings were smart (as much as I hate them), they should have a game at Ford Field. They could draw 70,000 people to watch a game.

David

The NCAA Frozen Four is going to be at Ford Field in 2010, but due to the configuration they plan to use, I believe they are planning only around 30-35,000 (to avoid poor or obstructed view) seats.

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While by no means is this considered outdoors, I've always thought that if the Red Wings were smart (as much as I hate them), they should have a game at Ford Field. They could draw 70,000 people to watch a game.

David

But Ilitch would want to keep as much of the money as possible, which is why they talk about using Comerica Park instead, since he controls that venue.

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While by no means is this considered outdoors, I've always thought that if the Red Wings were smart (as much as I hate them), they should have a game at Ford Field. They could draw 70,000 people to watch a game.

David

But Ilitch would want to keep as much of the money as possible, which is why they talk about using Comerica Park instead, since he controls that venue.

Can they set-up the ice on natural grass?

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While by no means is this considered outdoors, I've always thought that if the Red Wings were smart (as much as I hate them), they should have a game at Ford Field. They could draw 70,000 people to watch a game.

David

But Ilitch would want to keep as much of the money as possible, which is why they talk about using Comerica Park instead, since he controls that venue.

Can they set-up the ice on natural grass?

Yup. They did it at both Commonwealth Stadium and Lambeau Field.

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While by no means is this considered outdoors, I've always thought that if the Red Wings were smart (as much as I hate them), they should have a game at Ford Field. They could draw 70,000 people to watch a game.

David

I don't think they would be able to draw 70,000 without having really cheap ticket prices, it seems since the lock out and the Pistons winning the NBA Championship a few years ago the interest in the Wings from the average Detroit sports fan has dropped alot. In the late 90's when the Wings were the clear #2 pro team in the area behind the Lions they could have drawn 85,000 at the Silverdome against Colorado with no problems.

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