Top 5

2023 NHL Winter Classic Host Candidates

5: Green Bay, Wisconsin

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According to Green Bay Press Gazette, the NHL Believes that Green Bay Has a Chance to Host the Winter Classic

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Packers Spokesperson Aaron Popkey Said the team is Interested in Hosting the NHL Event

Venue's Name:  Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers)

Possible Home Team: Blackhawks

4: East Rutherford, NJ

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According to, the NHL Could Consider the Possibility of MetLife Stadium Hosting the Winter Classic

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MetLife Stadium is the Only NYC-Based Stadium that Has Yet to Host the NHL Event

Venue's Name:  MetLife Stadium (NY Jets/NY Giants)

Possible Home Team: Rangers, Devils, or Islanders

3: Pittsburgh, PA

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According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the NHL Might Look into PNC Park as the Host Venue

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PNC Park is the Only Outdoor Stadium in Pittsburgh that Has Never Hosted an NHL Event

Venue's Name:  PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Possible Home Team: Penguins

2: Columbus, Ohio

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Commissioner Gary Bettman Said in 2019 Interview that the NHL Could See Columbus Hosting the Event

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Over the past couple years, the Blue Jackets Had a Great Fan Turnout in the Playoffs

Venue's Name:  Ohio Stadium (Ohio State Buckeyes)

Possible Home Team: Blue Jackets

1: Raleigh, NC

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Originally Awarded the 2021 NHL Stadium Series

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However, 2021 Game Was Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Would Host Outdoor Game for the 1st Time in Franchise History

Venue's Name:  Carter-Finley Stadium (N.C. State Wolfpack)

Possible Home Team: Hurricanes