Sunday, June 26, 2005

Detroit chosen for 2010 Frozen Four Tournament

Whatever Detroit representatives are doing to win major sporting event bids, they need to keep on doing it.

The city - which was mocked by many when making its bid for Super Bowl XL - not only won the rights to host that game; it was just given notice by the NCAA that the league's 2010 Frozen Four will also be hosted in the D.

Ford Field will be the first football arena to host the Frozen Four

According to
this Friday article in the online edition of the Detroit Free Press, having the event at Ford Field - not the home of the Detroit Red Wings but, rather, of the Detroit Lions - could send attendance numbers through the roof. Rough estimates for seating capacity at the 2010 tournament range between 65,000 and 70,000.

Detroit has hosted the NCAA men's college hockey tournament five times before. The tournament was held in Detroit in 1977, 1979, 1985, 1987, and 1990.

The following cities have also been chosen to host upcoming Frozen Four tournaments:

2006: Milwaukee
2007: St. Louis
2008: Denver
2009: Washington D.C.
2011: St. Paul
2012: Tampa

For more information on the Frozen Four tournament, visit the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship webpage.