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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Report: Soldier Field to host college hockey

By Scott Powers

Soldier Field has been home to many events, but never hockey.

That will change next year, according a report.

Soldier Field
Soldier Field has never hosted a hockey game. It, reportedly, will host two in the same day in February.

As part of a college hockey doubleheader, Wisconsin will face Minnesota and Miami (Ohio) will play Notre Dame at Soldier Field on Feb. 17, 2013, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

A spokesperson for Intersport, a Chicago-based promotion company, said Thursday nothing was yet official for the event.

Wisconsin has previously played outdoor games at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., and at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.

The Minnesota-Wisconsin game will be the teams’ final regular-season meeting while members of the WCHA. Both teams will enter the Big Ten the following season.

Soldier Field, which opened as the Grant Park Municipal Stadium, opened on Oct. 9, 1924. It has hosted a wartime visit by President Franklin Roosevelt, evangelist Billy Graham, high school, college and professional football, boxing, soccer, concerts, rodeos, stock-car races and a skiing/toboggan event.