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#1 Posted on 3.6.03 1245.24
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They couldn't get the team from Mystery, Alaska ???

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-oilers-outdoor&prov=ap&type=lgns
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#2 Posted on 3.6.03 1605.16
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I hope it doesn't rain. Or snow. Or get oppressively cold. Or get oppressively hot. Or get very windy. Or be humid. Or.....

There are just so many things that could go wrong, but I still hope it works out.
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#3 Posted on 3.6.03 1728.11
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I'm sure they'll have the arena ready as a backup if the weather doesn't co-operate. But it's a great idea-I hope it works out.

Didn't the University of Michigan do something like this last year?
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#4 Posted on 4.6.03 1450.18
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If they have the arena as a 'backup,' then they're going to have some angry fans. The Oilers' arena only seats 20,000 or so.

The old-timers game beforehand seems almost more interesting. Gretzky~~!
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#5 Posted on 4.6.03 1645.24
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    Originally posted by gugs
    I hope it doesn't rain. Or snow. Or get oppressively cold. Or get oppressively hot. Or get very windy. Or be humid. Or.....

    There are just so many things that could go wrong, but I still hope it works out.



I don't think they're going to have to worry about it becoming opressively hot or humid in Edmonton during hockey season.

I think it's a really cool idea........it will be interesting if it snows, though.
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#6 Posted on 5.6.03 1038.43
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This should be absolutely freakin' awesome. I've already got September 15 (the day tix go on sale to the general public) circled on my calendar

ROAD TRIP!!
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#7 Posted on 5.6.03 1057.49
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Edmonton in November is not something I would be worried about for hockey weather. If this were Denver or Kansas City you might have something to worry about....

I've surprised they haven't tried this in basketball yet, even though one could say they do by using domes(i.e. Michigan State v Kentucky at Ford Field in December) but can you imagine Duke v UCLA at the Rose Bowl?
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#8 Posted on 5.6.03 1347.33
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The Globetrotters use to play in outdoor stadiums all the time back in the day but I could see basketball players complaining about the breeze throwing off their shots.......come to think f it, it would give Shaq a built in excuse for his free throw problems
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#9 Posted on 5.6.03 1749.27
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    Originally posted by canucklover
    This should be absolutely freakin' awesome. I've already got September 15 (the day tix go on sale to the general public) circled on my calendar

    ROAD TRIP!!



Welcome to my world. But hell, why couldn't it be Flames/Oilers? It'd be cheaper, and they'd definately sell out faster than Canadiens/Oilers. I guess they just want to have CBC get good ratings.
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#10 Posted on 5.6.03 2349.20
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I think it was Michigan/Michigan State that played in front of over 80,000 outdoors a year or two ago.

What may be even cooler than the actual game will be the legends game of old-school Oilers (lead by Gretzky) against old-school Canadiens (lead by Lafleur.)
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#11 Posted on 6.6.03 1332.31
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You know, if the Maple Leafs were to try something like in SkyDome....they'd sell out the building easily. Torontonians love their hockey. REVENUE~~~!
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