The Winter Classic is, for obvious reasons, something we here at NBC are big fans of. It’s become a big hit too. People love seeing hockey outside, in the cold as God and Nature intended. Or, well, maybe they didn’t intend it that way but it works really well and is a fun novelty.
Other sports are now looking into getting in on that novelty. Sports like basketball. From the Boston Globe:
Celtics president Rich Gotham said in a phone interview that he and Red Sox president Sam Kennedy have had cursory discussions in recent years about the Celtics playing at Fenway Park.
As the article notes, scheduling and weather are the biggest issues, given that for the most part the NBA season goes down when it’s freezing out and that the short parts of it which overlap with baseball weather — April and October — overlap with baseball too. Definitely with April and potentially with October.
Still, I bet they can make it work. The Harlem Globetrotters played on Gilligan’s Island that time. And that’s a place where the weather is always subject to the weather starting getting rough.