NHL cancels Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium
NOV 02, 2012 12:05p ET
The league said Friday that it would schedule the next Winter Classic at the Big House, which holds more than 100,000 people and had been expected to set a record for attendance at a hockey game.
The NHL said it had to cancel the game because it was not in position to adequately stage the event at this time without a new labor deal.
Among other things, the event called for a winter festival in neighboring Detroit and the construction of two outdoor rinks for multiple college and youth teams. Some 400,000 people were expected in the area over the New Year's weekend.