Well, where did you think it was going to be? Monday, news broke that the 2015 Winter Classic, hosted by the Washington Capitals, is all but certain to happen at Nationals Park. FedEx Field (ew) and RFK Stadium were also looked at by National Hockey League officials, according to a report by Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside of ESPN. Katie Carrera of The Washington Post confirmed the news.
Caps owner Ted Leonsis has said that he preferred to have the event in DC itself. With that condition, it was natural that Nationals Park would be picked. While RFK can seat more fans, it’s over 50 years old. It’s gone into a state of disrepair since the Redskins left in 1996. Nats Park, on the other hand, is less than six years old, and should be able to handle the influx of fans without the toilets overflowing. It also has a Shake Shack.