According to a source within the NHL, the 2012 NHL Winter Classic will be held in Philadelphia next season. The game is scheduled for January 2nd, and the Philadelphia Flyers will host their New York Rangers at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
This will be the Flyers second appearance in the Winter Classic, losing to the Boston Bruins at Fenway Park back in 2010. The NHL seems to prefer that the game be held in a football stadium, but the Philadelphia Eagles will host the Washington Redskins on New Years Day, so Lincoln Financial Field was unavailable.
The event will be held on January 2nd, not on New Years Day as was the case in the previous four.
It’s long been rumored that the Flyers would host the 2012 Winter Classic, now the rumor has become a reality. Good luck getting tickets!!