With high temperatures predicted to be around 50 in Annapolis, Maryland, on Saturday, you might not think an outdoor hockey game would be too conducive to ice, or very interesting.
Except this game, between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. And parked next to the stadium is “one of the worlds largest mobile rink refridgeration units, specifically built for outdoor games,” the Washington Post reports.
The game will by the NHL’s 25th outdoor game, the latest in the league’s Stadium Series. The game will be the largest professional sports events at the Naval Academy in its history, according to the Post.
With a perfect venue and cold temperatures, at least on the ice, what could be better?
In fact, many people are apparently the same thing. The NHL’s deputy commissioner Bill Daley told the Post last week that he expects the game to sell out.
So, if you’re planning on being in the Annapolis area on Saturday, there might be a few tickets left, but just a few.