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NHL Winter Classic Construction Underway At Wrigley Field

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Today, trucks arrived and began unloading the materials that will build the hockey rink for the Winter Classic to be played at Wrigley Field on January 1. In addition to the wood for the boards and the platform the ice will be created on, there were some portable lights delivered (not sure what those are for, since this game will be played at noon).

I ran into a photographer wearing a NHL jacket -- not sure whether he was an official photog or someone working for a media outlet. His remark to today's 16-degree weather was, "This is why they play these games indoors now."

I'm really looking forward to the Winter Classic. I'll post more photos over the next week or so.

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More photos after the jump...

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Click on photos to open larger versions in a new browser window. Photos by Al, taken at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Monday, December 15, 2008, 3 pm CST