Report: Hockey coming to Wrigley Field

July 7, 2008 1:53:11 PM PDT
It looks like Chicago area residents and visitors will see hockey at Wrigley Field on New Year's Day.An official announcement is expected later in July that the Blackhawks will be playing the Detroit Red Wings at the Friendly Confines.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting the deal was approved last week by the National Hockey League commissioner, the Cubs and Mayor Daley.

The NHL is calling the game the Winter Classic.

It would be the third NHL game played outdoors.