NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hockey is likely headed to Citi Field.
According to Newsday, a deal is close to being finalized for the Mets’ home stadium to host the Winter Classic between the Rangers and Sabres on New Year’s Day 2018.
It would be the first time the NHL’s signature outdoor game, which debuted in 2008, would be played in New York City. The Rangers and Islanders did square off in two “Stadium Series” games at Yankee Stadium in January 2014.
It would be the Rangers’ second appearance in a Winter Classic. They played against the Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park in 2012.