Big House gets ready to host Detroit and Toronto Ideal conditions expected....COLD!

ANN ARBOR, Mich – On any given Saturday, the Big House on the University of Michigan Stadium is packed with 104,00 Wolverine fans.

Monday morning was a serene, almost surreal setting at the Stadium. Emptiness and cold prevailed as the National Hockey League prepares for its Winter Classic on New Year’s Day 2014.

The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs are gearing up the latest installment of the NHL’s signature event.

The NHL is looking to break a record for the largest audience for an outdoor hockey game. The Wolverines and Spartans played in front of 104,173 fans in 2010.

Pro Hockey News will be in the Big House for the game.

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