NHL announces 2015 Winter Classic will be at Nationals Park

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The 2015 NHL Winter Classic will be at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., the league announced Wednesday.

The Capitals will play the Blackhawks at the home of the Washington Nationals.

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The announcement confirms earlier reports from ESPN.com and The Washington Post.

Each team will be making its second Winter Classic appearance. The Blackhawks hosted the 2009 event at Wrigley Field and the Capitals visited the Penguins in 2011 at Heinz Field. 

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The Blackhawks also hosted Penguins outdoors at Soldier Field as part of the NHL's Stadium Series last season. The 2015 Stadium Series will feature the Sharks and Kings at the newly-constructed Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. 

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