LOS ANGELES – Reigning Stanley Cup champions the Los Angeles Kings will play their first outdoor game in 23 years when they face the Anaheim Ducks next January at Dodger Stadium.
The Kings and Ducks will play at the home of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers on January 25, 2014 as part of a series of National Hockey League regular season outdoor games, league commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Monday.
“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,” said Bettman.
The Stadium Series will also feature the Detroit Red Wings against the Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year’s Day at Detroit’s Michigan Stadium and the Chicago Blackhawks squaring off against Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins on March 1 at Soldier Field, home of the National Football League’s Chicago Bears.
In 1991, the Kings played an outdoor game against the New York Rangers in the parking lot of Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas but this will be the first outdoor game in southern California.