Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fair hosts nation’s first outdoor minor-league hockey game

The New York State Fairgrounds will host the first minor league outdoor hockey game ever played as the Syracuse Crunch takes on the Binghamton Senators Feb. 20at the Mohegan Sun Grandstand.

The Mirabito Outdoor Classic will be the first American Hockey League game played outdoors. As such, it honors the heritage of the sport played by children on frozen lakes and ponds throughout the Northeast, and offers ticket-holders an experience they will never forget. Outdoor games are a proven success at the collegiate and National Hockey League level - the NHL's Winter Classic now an annual New Year's Day event - and the Fairgrounds is proud to help the Syracuse Crunch spread that tradition to the AHL.

For general information about the Mirabito Outdoor Classic, including ticket information, directions and the weather forecast, go to the event's page on the Syracuse Crunch Website.

For progress reports on construction of the ice rink at the grandstand, or for the latest news about the game and related events, use the following links:


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