Residents of Los Angeles are about to experience outdoor professional hockey for the very first time.
The Los Angeles Kings are set to host the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 25 as part of the NHL Stadium Series. The match will be the first outdoor regular-season NHL game played in the United States west of the Mississippi River.
“With their meeting in the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, the Ducks and the Kings will write the next chapter in the exciting story of NHL hockey in Southern California,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. “At a venue that represents so much glorious sports history, this matchup of Stanley Cup champions will raise our outdoor initiatives to bold new heights. We know the game will be a treat for our fans, and we thank the Ducks, the Kings, Coors Light, Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Dodgers for bringing it to life.”
Kings president of business operations Luc Robitaille had this to say as well: “This is a credit to our fans and the amazing support they have shown to us and the NHL these past few years. This will be a sporting event like no other that has ever been seen in Southern California, and we are proud to be a part of it.”