Sports Traveler Radio is proud to unveil it's latest podcast, a preview of the 2009 Winter Classic. In this episode hosts Angelo Bonadonna and Bill Huber sit down to discuss the NHL's second installment of the Winter Classic, the annual New Year's Day hockey game played outdoors. Over 70,000 fans attended last year's historic game in Buffalo as the Penguins defeated the Sabres 2-1 in a shootout.
This year's match will take place in Chicago's most historic ballpark, Wrigley Field in what should be a great matchup between the Stanley Cup Champions Detroit Red Wings and the exciting young upstarts, the Chicago Blackhawks. The game will mark the first time a hockey contest will ever be held inside 93 year old Wrigley Field.
The Winter Classic podcast previews this great game from all angles. After taking a look at the two teams, the hosts talk about the brilliant marketing strategy that is the Winter Classic. By bringing in thousands of new fans for one exciting game, the NHL gains more exposure for a mid-season game than it usually garners for an early-round playoff series.
The seating chart for this game will be like none other ever held at Wrigley Field. The STR guys fill you in on where the best seats in the park are going to be and how to find the best deals. Other nuances to this game that are discussed include the seemingly sacrilegious practice of bringing in temporary jumbotrons to Wrigley Field, a park that has always been noted for it's strong traditionalist roots. Everybody knows the game is going to be a treat, but what is there to do before and after? The answer is plenty, STR has a number of great options for fans looking for pre and post-game entertainment. Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood is well known for its copious amount of bar and restaurant options, STR gives you their top picks so you won't be left outside in the cold.
The Winter Classic is the hockey game on everybody's minds right now. Download the latest edition of Sports Traveler Radio today by going to the STR Podcast Home Page.