Larry Brooks of The New York Post wrote about Central Park being a possible site for a Winter Classic in NYC. It’s been discussed, and would really be something else. The costs would be enormous, the profits less than the NHL is used to receiving from this event, but the exposure would be incredible. I’d love to see it.
Brooks wrote about Central Park here.
…I think the trade off of profits for massive exposure would be a good deal for the NHL to take. Every single media outlet would cover a central park winter classic and it would be promoted like crazy.
They may just wait for the Rangers to host one until they can get Yankee Stadium but the Rangers will be the away team in a winter classic before then, most likely in Philadelphia.