Blackhawks, Bruins to play 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame

Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Michael Conroy/AP)

The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will appear in the Winter Classic next season at Notre Dame.

Chicago will be the home team for the game, which will take place at the 80,000 seat Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

“The Blackhawks and Bruins, two of our most historic franchises, will be meeting outdoors for the first time at the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a release. “Notre Dame Stadium, with its capacity approaching 80,000, will provide an ideal setting for this ground-breaking event and will host the largest live audience ever to witness a game by either of these teams.”

The game will mark the sixth time the Blackhawks will play outdoors and the third time for the Bruins. The game will follow this season’s Winter Classic, which will see the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers face off at Citi Field in Queens, New York.

The two Original Six teams have met 586 times in the regular season with the Bruins holding a 265-238-83 advantage. They also met in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final which the Blackhawks won in six games.