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The ice is nearly ready, with only finishing touches like the goalie creases left to be painted.


Soldier Field prepares for outdoor NHL game

by Mitch Goldich
Feb 27, 2014


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The last outdoor NHL game in Chicago took place at Wrigley Field in 2009.

The Blackhawks and Penguins will play the fifth of six outdoor NHL games in this season's Stadium Series Saturday night.  Preparing Soldier Field for the game is a nearly two-week process.  Spectators and organizers must all be prepared for cold and potentially wet weather.