Will any outdoor NHL games be played at SoFi Stadium ever?
Is the NHL planning to have a Winter Classic or Stadium Series game at SoFi Stadium once the building is finished in the future?
- 1 month ago
Winter Classic is a hard no (NBC owns this game and they've been pretty firm about a 1pm ET start which all but rules out teams in the Pacific/Mountain time zones from hosting). Stadium Series is 'unlikely' since the league has gone to 2 outdoor games a season (Winter Classic, one Stadium Series game). The Kings have been in 3 Stadium Series games since 2014 ("home" to ANA, away to SJS, away to COL); really hard to see them getting a fourth game anytime soon especially when you have other teams (CAR, TBL, VGK, CBJ for starters) who've never played in an outdoor game.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Given the pandemic, I'm not sure we'll see a return to the NHL (with fans in the stands).