DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 09: Alumni players form both the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs (L-R) Red Kelly, Ted Lindsay, George Armstrong, Alex Delvecchio and Kris Draper pose for photos during the NHL Winter Classic press conference at Comerica Park on February 9, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
Detroit's Fox Theatre, which sits across the street from Comerica Park, posts a welcome to the NHL ahead of the league's Winter Classic annoucement.
Former NHL players Red Kelly, Ted Lindsay, George Armstrong, Alex Delvecchio and Kris Draper pose at a press conference for the Winter Classic. The stars will be playing in an alumni game at Comerica Park as part of the Winter Classic festivities.
A tiger that stands at the entrance to Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, is decked out in Detroit Red Wings gear ahead of the Winter Classic press conference.
Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, will host several games, including a Red Wings-Maple Leafs alumni game, before the big Winter Classic game on Jan. 1 at nearby Michigan Stadium.
A mock up of the ice rink sits on the field at Comerica Park before the Winter Classic press conference in Detroit.
Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch addresses the media during a press conference at Comerica Park in Detroit. Illitch also owns the Detroit Tigers, who occupy the stadium during baseball season.
General manager Brian Burke of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes questions during the Winter Classic press conference.
General managers Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings and Brian Burke of the Toronto Maple Leafs talk with a reporter at Comerica Park in Detroit.
A mocked up ice rink sits in the center of Michigan Stadium, where the 2013 Winter Classic will be played.
Detroit Red Wings players Nicklas Lidstrom, Niklas Kronwall, Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk, and Henrik Zetterberg listen during the announcement of the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
Nicklas Lidstrom, Niklas Kronwall, Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk, and Henrik Zetterberg will be playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1, 2013 at Michigan Stadium.
Detroit Red Wings players talk with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at Michigan Stadium.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard talks with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman talks on the field after announcing the Winter Classic game.