Iconic Dodger Stadium will host an outdoor NHL game in January. (Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Kings will play the Anaheim Ducks in a regular season game outdoors at Dodger Stadium next season, the NHL announced Monday.
The game will take place Jan. 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. local time. Dodger Stadium opened in 1962 and is the third-oldest continually used park in Major League Baseball.
The game is part of six outdoor contests set for next season around the league and will be the first outdoor regular season game played in the United States west of the Mississippi River.
"With their meeting in the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, the Ducks and the Kings will write the next chapter in the exciting story of NHL hockey in Southern California," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "At a venue that represents so much glorious sports history, this match-up of Stanley Cup champions will raise our outdoor initiatives to bold new heights. We know the game will be a treat for our fans, and we thank the Ducks, the Kings, Coors Light, Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Dodgers for bringing it to life.
"This is a credit to our fans and the amazing support they have shown to us and the NHL these past few years," Luc Robitaille, the Kings president of business operations said. "This will be a sporting event like no other that has ever been seen in Southern California and we are proud to be a part of it."