As part of Tuesday's must-read preview section commemorating the Winter Classic -- there's your promo -- we'll have a look back at previous outdoor games in North America and overseas. The most recent came in January, when a European record crowd of 30,076 saw the 100th meeting of two rivals in Bern, Switzerland. SC Bern, coached by former Sabres defenseman John Van Boxmeer, beat SC Langnau, 5-2, in the city's soccer stadium.
Check out some of the video from the scene at this one. No snow, so not an Ice Bowl. But you get the idea what a rink looked like in the middle of a large field there. Note the long walk from the dressing rooms to the ice. The Sabres and Penguins will endure a similar trek before and after each period Tuesday in the Ralph.