The National Mall is ready to host a hockey game…sort of.
After rumors have swirled in the past about potential attempts to play hockey outdoors in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the NHL is finally open to having games played in places like The Mall or Central Park. Just not in the way you would think.
According to a report from ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski, the league is planning on using the puck tracking technology that featured in last season’s popular Big City Greens Classic between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers to expand possible viewing feeds of games.
The “alternate feeds” would feature virtual players, real-time puck tracking, and the ability to showcase games “anywhere.”