Winter Classic 2011: Interesting Numbers for the Game

December 31st, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »


The good folks from the NHL Public Relations Department and have compiled a nice array of Winter Classic numbers.

Commercial time available on NBC’s NHL Winter Classic broadcast
1 Cable cam will be utilized in NBC’s coverage, a first for an NHL game
3D The NHL Winter Classic will be broadcast in 3D worldwide
4 Webisodes Geico will create from the “Caveman’s” appearance at the NHL Winter Classic Spectator Plaza fan festival 5 Year extension of its NHL deal signed by Bridgestone, title sponsor of the Winter Classic
17 Hours of NHL Network live coverage of NHL Winter Classic activities
20 Percentage sponsorship revenue increase over last year’s NHL Winter Classic
22 Million dollars of economic impact to the city of Pittsburgh, according to Visit Pittsburgh

25 Game scoring streak by Sidney Crosby. This is longest streak in the NHL since Quebec’s Mats Sundin  had a point in 30 straight games during the 1992-93 season.
31 Percentage increase in traffic to last year over 2009 Classic
37 Commercial spots have been bought by NHL sponsors on NBC’s broadcast, up from 28 last year
38 The rink build at Heinz Field began Dec. 23, 38 years to the day of the “Immaculate Reception” by Franco Harris in the 1972 Steelers-Oakland Raiders AFC Championship Game
53 Length, in feet, of the world’s largest mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially built for the NHL Winter Classic


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