posted on Jan, 1 2009 @ 03:56 PM
They need to figure out a better way of doing this.
The thought of a game at Wrigley Field is marketable, but viewing the game is mediocre at best. The camera angles were weak most of the game and most
of the seating was further from the rink than any seat in any NHL arena. Some of the best seats at the Winter Classic would be comparable to the
worst seats in a NHL arena.
This annual games need to be more than just a spectacle.
The one in Edmonton a few years ago had this problem. CFL stadiums are wider than NFL stadiums and viewing the game was next to impossible. Last
year's was good, the best of the three. The NFL stadium is almost perfect for these. Probably the best that is offered. The baseball field was a
terrible format. The shots from overhead showed how much distance there was between the seats and the ice. As a fan, I'm not liking that.
I love the idea of the winter classic and it is a concept I want to see remain. But they need to consider more than just the marketing and the
spectacle of it all. It needs to be a good hockey game that both the viewers at home and the people who spend their hard earned dollars for a ticket.
Not so sure if Wrigley provided a suitable viewing experience.