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Citi Field prepares for NHL Winter Classic

The NHL has begun to turn the Mets' Citi Field into a hockey venue for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day. The Rangers and Buffalo Sabres will play in the game.

The 53-foot, 300 ton refrigeration unit has two
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

The 53-foot, 300 ton refrigeration unit has two giant hoses located in the front with the ability to pump as much as 3,000 gallons of glycol coolant as the National Hockey League prepares Citi Field for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic held at Citi Field on Dec. 18, 2017.

Giant hoses attach to the 53-foot, 300 ton
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Giant hoses attach to the 53-foot, 300 ton refrigeration unit as the National Hockey League prepares Citi Field for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic held at Citi Field on Dec. 18, 2017.

Inside view of the 53-foot, 300 ton refrigeration
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Inside view of the 53-foot, 300 ton refrigeration unit as the National Hockey League prepares Citi Field for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic held at Citi Field on Dec. 18, 2017.

Field view of where the rink will be
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Field view of where the rink will be as the National Hockey League prepares Citi Field for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic held at Citi Field on Dec. 18, 2017.

Field view of where the rink will be
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Field view of where the rink will be as the NHL prepares Citi Field on Dec. 18, 2017. for the 2018 Winter Classic on New Year's Day 2018.

Field view of where the rink will be
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Field view of where the rink will be as the National Hockey League prepares Citi Field for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic held at Citi Field on Dec. 18, 2017.

Field view of where the rink will be
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Field view of where the rink will be as the National Hockey League prepares Citi Field for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic held at Citi Field on Dec. 18, 2017.

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