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Latest Rumors Suggest Flyers Could Play 2012 Winter Classic At Citizens Bank Park

Apr 22, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT

Those “Let’s Go Flyers!” chants you may have heard from the drunk fans at the Brewers blowout of the Phillies Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park certainly won’t be the last time you hear cheers for the orange and black at the ballpark, but new rumors surfacing this morning point to the entire 45,000+ crowd cheering on the Flyers — at least for one chilly winter day.

The Daily News’ Frank Seravalli wrote this morning that there are rumblings of the NHL’s Winter Classic being played at Citizens Bank Park in 2012, “A league source familiar with the NHL’s thinking regarding the 2012 Winter Classic told the Daily News yesterday that Citizens Bank Park is a “very real possibility” to host the event.”

It doesn’t have a ton of foundation, and would contradict the last reports that said the NHL wanted NFL stadiums for this, but any chatter that has Philly a likely destination is fine by us.

The Eagles also play on New Year’s Day at the Linc, but don’t get your hopes up of a Mummer’s-Eagles-Flyers super trifecta as Seravalli points out that the NHL may not want to go up against the NFL on a Sunday, and instead could have the game played on New Year’s Eve next season in prime time.

Ringing in the New Year in freezing temperatures while watching the Flyers play at our beloved ballpark? I’d be in.

>>Source: Flyers could take Winter Classic to the Bank