September 10, 2014
President Barack Obama delivers the ceremonial first pitch during opening day ceremonies for a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals, Monday, April 5, 2010, at Nationals Park in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Mons
Pablo Martinez Monsivais

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The season's Winter Classic will be played at Nationals Park.

The NHL announced Wednesday that the home of baseball's Washington Nationals will host the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals on New Year's Day.

The Capitals were selected as the home team for the 2015 game nearly a year ago, but the league then needed to choose among several possible stadiums - including RFK Stadium and FedEx Field.

Nationals Park was the favorite all along. The 41,000-seat ballpark opened in 2008 and is located about a mile south of the Capitol along the Anacostia River.

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