The game between Harvard and Union on January 13 at 7 p.m. will now be played outdoors at Fenway Park as part of Sun Life Frozen Fenway 2012.
The game, originally scheduled for the Bright Hockey Center, will now be played as part of a doubleheader, following a Division III game between Babson and Norwich at 3:30 p.m.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to play at Fenway Park with all its history and tradition,” said Harvard head coach Ted Donato in a statement. “We’re looking forward to an incredible environment and the experience of a lifetime for our players.”
“It is an honor for our team to be involved in the first outdoor ECAC Hockey game at an historic venue such as Fenway Park,” Union head coach Rick Bennett added. “This will be an unforgettable experience for our student-athletes, staff and fans.”
The game will be the fourth NCAA Division I men’s game ever played at Fenway Park and the tenth D-I men’s game overall.
It will not be the first outdoor game for Harvard as the Crimson hosted games at Harvard Stadium from 1905-1910 and played outdoors before the completion of Watson Rink in 1954.
Union played outdoors from 1919-1949.