Final arrangements are still being made for the Blackhawks' New Year's Day game at Wrigley Field, but NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told the Tribune that no matter what, tickets for the Winter Classic will be hard to come by:
"This game is going to be sold out. Most of the tickets, not all, will be going to season ticket-holders of the Blackhawks. They are our first priority and the Blackhawks' first priority. We're not going to have the massive public sale like we did in Buffalo last year when we were playing in a 72,000-seat facility. Some tickets will be made available to the public, but if you want to be assured, you have to get season tickets."