While the 2011 Winter Classic will be held in Pittsburgh, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman did promise that a future Winter Classic will be held in Washington D.C in the next 2-3 years. The next step, of course, is figuring out the location of that Winter Classic.
That location? Nationals president Stan Kasten wants it to be Nationals Park, according to the Washington Post's Tarik El-Bashir.
This much is known: The Nats are making a big push to host the game, according to team president Stan Kasten. The NHL has already inspected Nationals Park and the the Nats have made a detailed presentation to the league, complete with schematics of where the rink will be laid.
Nationals Park would make the most sense, but Caps owner Ted Leonsis also said they are also considering RFK Stadium, FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium and Camden Yards. Leonsis added that his preference would be for the game to be in Washington D.C. rather than Baltimore.
Leonsis also officially ruled out the National Mall, which he said was infeasible earlier on his blog.