The NHL's 2014 Stadium Series will visit Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25. Let's just say that the league is going Hollywood for the game.
Not only will there be a rink for the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings to play on, but there will be plenty of festivities going on around it.
The Kings shared the uniforms that they will be wearing during warm-ups:
According to the Los Angeles Times' Helene Elliott, Wayne Gretzky will be honored at the game. Also, the field will be packed with different types of activities:
A rendering provided to The Times shows many wondrous sights that will be constructed on the field—an avenue of palm trees separating a beach volleyball court in left field from a performance stage in right field, an inline skating rink near home plate, and the rink stretching across the infield—but having Gretzky in the house might be the most splendid vision of all.
Nothing says hockey like palm trees and beach volleyball.
The stage will showcase a plethora of talent, as KISS, Jordin Sparks and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting will be performing during intermissions, according to the Los Angeles Times' Lisa Dillman. The USC Trojan Marching Band will perform as well.
The Los Angeles Dodgers offered a stunning shot of the stadium:
Elliot provided some great pictures of the setup on Twitter:
This will be quite different from the Winter Classic. That annual game is played in cold environments, whereas this portion of the 2014 Stadium Series will be the NHL's first outdoor game west of the Mississippi River.
The other 2014 Stadium Series games will be held at New York's Yankee Stadium and Chicago's Soldier Field.
Hockey games are fun to attend no matter where you live. From the looks of it, the outdoor game at Dodger Stadium later this month will be tough to top.
Hat tip to Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski for the find.