Philadelphia Flyers-Boston Bruins Winter Classic: Attendees Were Real Winners

January 2nd, 2010 by David Miller Leave a reply »

After ringing in 2010 on New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia, I changed into my Flyers gear and caught a 5:15 am Amtrak train to Back Bay Station in Boston. The train was packed with Flyers fans (many of them rowdy and drinking beer by 7 am) and I got the feeling that we’d be seeing a lot more of them once we arrived in Bean-town.


Upon arriving at the station it was a quick trolley ride to Fenway Park to see the Flyers vs. Bruins in the Winter Classic (the once a year NHL game that takes place outdoors). The trolley was also packed with Flyers fans. When we exited the trolley at Copley to walk to Fenway there were both Flyers and Bruins fans everywhere.


It had more of a playoff atmosphere than any NHL playoff game I’ve ever attended before (including the Eastern Conference Finals). Tickets were very hard to come by. The NHL received over 300,000 requests for tickets and less than 40 ...

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