Flyers and Bruins visit Fenway Park

The Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins are taking their first

look at Fenway Park – hockey-style – less than one month before the

clubs meet in the NHL’s Winter Classic.

Players and personnel from both teams were given a guided tour

Sunday of the uncompleted rink, the locker room and other

facilities.

Fenway Park, the 97-year-old home of baseball’s Boston Red Sox,

is in the early stages of being converted to a hockey rink that

will host the New Year’s Day game between the visiting Flyers and

the Bruins.

The NHL is staging the outdoor Winter Classic for the third

straight year.

Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, hosted the Detroit

Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks last year. Ralph Wilson

Stadium, where the NFL’s Buffalo Bills call home, was the location

in 2008 when the Pittsburgh Penguins visited the Buffalo Bills.