Report: FedEx Field ruled out as Winter Classic talks continue

Report: FedEx Field ruled out as Winter Classic talks continue
August 16, 2014, 7:15 pm
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With NHL training camp just a month away, the location for the 2015 Winter Classic is still very much up in the air. It will be in the Washington, D.C. area, but exactly where has not been decided.

According to The Washington Post, FedEx Field has been ruled out as a potential host. The reason is because the Redskins play the Cowboys on Dec. 28, leaving too little time to construct a rink for the Jan. 1 game.

Negotiations are still ongoing with Nationals Park the most likely destination. The Post says, however, that RFK is still in the mix and the National Mall is a darkhorse candidate. Other venues mentioned have been Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

The Washington Capitals will play the Chicago Blackhawks in the annual showcase and a decision is likely to be announced in the coming weeks. Most Winter Classic sites in the past were revealed during the previous summer, though the 2012 game in Philadelphia was announced in September.

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