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NHL Exhibition Game In Mexico City?

via SportsBusiness Daily,

Mexico City sports and government officials "are working to bring NHL games to the city," according to NOTIMEX. Mexican Ice Hockey Federation (FDMHSH).

President Joaquín de la Garma said on Wednesday that he has had two meetings with NHL execs about holding games during the next NHL preseason.

To host a game, an ice rink would have to be installed, "most likely in Mexico City's Palacio de los Deportes." If this facility is not available for sponsorship reasons, other possibilities would be convention centers.

De la Garma claimed that the most popular NHL teams in Mexico are the San Jose Sharks, L.A. Kings, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins, "but added that it would be the NHL that would decide which teams would play." De la Garma:

"The idea is to organize two games, one on Friday night and the other on Sunday at noon".

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ummm…. yeah, pretty sure im not going to mexico anytime soon. its pretty safe there. especially if you get away from the super tourist-y places…

Posted by SlimChance on 04/01/16 at 12:33 AM ET

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Yea for sure a safe place to consider viewing a game.  The locals suggest wearing I HEART NY t-shirts and carry large maps.  Also, I hear the more money you have the more respect you receive.  So be sure to constantly flash your cash wad around whenever possible.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/01/16 at 08:18 AM ET

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about time! the tortilla belt represents massive, untapped potential. nothing to fear, either, as bettman will demand that the mexicans build a 10, no 15, no 50 foot wall around the stadium.

actually, downtown mexico city (stadium isn’t really downtown, though, I guess) is largely upscale and safe compared to the rest of the country. more likely to have problems (street mugging / pickpockets or far worse) almost anywhere in rio.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 04/01/16 at 12:37 PM ET

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