The National Hockey League on Monday unveiled a rendering of the planned transformation of Boston’s beloved Fenway Park for the upcoming 2023 Winter Classic game between the Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins.
To commemorate the NHL’s return to Fenway Park for the first time since the 2010 NHL Winter Classic, the Bruins and Penguins will face off Monday, Jan. 2, on a regulation-size rink constructed to sit parallel to the parks iconic Green Monster.
An auxiliary rink built behind the NHL rink will become the “Ice Diamond,” complete with Penguins and Bruins dugouts and a faceoff circle in place of the pitcher’s mound, will host local youth hockey teams, special baseball activities throughout the game, and appearances by Boston sports stars.
Two entertainment stages erected in the outfield will host musical performances throughout the game.
The game will be broadcast will be broadcast live at 2 p.m.
Before the big game, the NHL will host a free two-day fan festival open to the public at Boston City Hall Plaza on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31.
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