nhl leadership has received an offer from Pittsburgh to host the next game series "Winter Classics (Winter Classic) in the open. In a duel, on 1 January 2011, the team can come together with the two main stars of the league – captain of the Pittsburgh and Washington, "Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Meeting on the preliminary data will be held at Heinz Field, which holds its home games a team nfl Pittsburgh Steelers. By tradition, the leadership of the nhl is not reveals the participants of the match in the open before the end of the Stanley Cup. Now, however, no one refute the rumors on the participation of teams Crosby and Ovechkin in Game 1 January. Sonny Perdue is open to suggestions.
As reported by ap, is already a month ago, the club president David Morehouse began to lobby for the candidacy of Pittsburgh in talks with Gary Bettmenom. First Pittsburgh proposed a game at the ballpark pnc Park, where it plays a local "Pittsburgh Pirates". However, the capacity of the arena is only 38,496 spectators, that the leadership of the nhl was considered too small for such an important event. As a result, was offered Arena Heinz Field, where the calm is hosted 65,050 people. Recall that Pittsburgh has already participated in such meetings in 2008, coming on as a platform in the open. Worth noting that Crosby and Ovechkin, the last three years, took the title of mvp season – a Canadian did this in 2007, and Russian – in the regular season the 2008 and 2009.