Hawks, Soldier Field ready for outdoor hockey game

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As we prepare for another winter storm, Soldier Field is preparing for outdoor hockey.

The rink is ready for the Blackhawks’ historic first game at the home of the Chicago Bears.

The puck drops at 7 p.m. as part the of the NHL’s “Stadium Series” that started this year.

Tickets have been sold out since they went on sale in December.

The stadium underwent a huge transformation in preparation for the game in conditions that have proved to be of all things, too cold, for an ice rink.

NHL regulations insist that the rink be kept at a cool 22 degrees on the surface and workers had to blanket the ice, literally, to warm up the rink and get it up to standard.

The game will be televised nationally on NBC and the Plain White T’s have been added to the festivities at Soldier Field.

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