February 21, 2005
Eight More Neutral-Site Venues We'd Like to See

• Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y. – You know as soon as Steinbrenner heard about the Fenway Park idea, he got to work on this. When he learns that he can't recreate the 1972 Summit Series, may we suggest a college game?

Mandalay Bay Casino, Las Vegas – We'll take Cornell and the under.

Churchill Downs, Louisville – Why stop at one game when we could have a best-of-three at Churchill Downs, Pimlico and Belmont?

The Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C. – Sen. John Kerry has the hockey background, but Dubya and Co. have perfected the left wing lock.

Field of Dreams, Iowa – If you flood the outfield, they will come. And if Hobey Baker, Snooks Kelley, Keith Magnuson, Frank Brimsek and Mark Bavis want to come out of the cornfield and hop over the boards, all the better.

Old Trafford, Manchester, England – The nearly 100-year-old home of Manchester United would be the perfect place to introduce our game to the Brits.

Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. – We've gotta capitalize on auto racing's popularity, and the small track at Bristol will give us better sightlines than Daytona or the Brickyard. We just hope we don't end up tailgating next to the guy with the decal of Calvin urinating on a Bauer logo in the back window of his truck.

Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire – St. Lawrence's Joe Marsh once compared a game on an Olympic sheet to playing on Winnipesaukee. Why not throw up some boards and play on the site of the first intercollegiate sporting event (a crew race between Harvard and Yale)?

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