Fans attend the Truly Hard Seltzer NHL Pregame before the Winter Classic in Dallas on New Year’s Day. (Getty Images) Event on state fair midway gives crowds more food options, relieves crowding in Cotton Bowl If there were any doubts about whether Texas could pull off the annual outdoor Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, those concerns dissipated on New Year’s Day when the Cotton Bowl hosted 85,630 to watch the Dallas Stars take on the Nashville Predators, the second-largest crowd in the event’s 12-year history.  While every Winter Classic brings with it a unique perspective, the Cotton Bowl provided an opportunity for the NHL to play up both the venue’s location in the heart of 277-acre Fair Park, home of the State Fair of Texas, and the event’s first foray into Texas.  The puck dropped just after 1 p.m. local time, but gates to the Truly Hard Seltzer NHL PreGame in […]
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