One week before Michigan and Michigan State play at Michigan Stadium on December 11, the first outdoor game in modern Division III history will take place when Adrian and Concordia (Wis.) drop the puck at the stadium on December 4.
The game, which will be played at 9:30 a.m., was originally scheduled for an Adrian home game at Arrington Ice Arena. The game will count towards both team’s overall and MCHA conference records.
“Our program appreciates the opportunity given to us by Craig Wotta and the University of Michigan to hold the first men’s Division III outdoor game at the Big House,” Adrian head coach Ron Fogarty said in a statement. “Over the past three years, our team has competed against the USA-18 team, played overseas in Finland and competed for championships. Along with playing the Czech-18 team this November, this adds to the list of unique events that our players and staff have been able to experience while being at Adrian College.”
“Concordia University and our hockey players are honored to be involved in this game,” added Concordia head coach Tony Hrkac. “This venue showcases our great sport in a majestic way. This type of special event is huge for Division III hockey.”
Ticket information about the event and other details are still unavailable at this time.