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A Very Frozen Frontier Field: Weather Preparations

Amerks get ready to play on the Frozen Frontier Friday night.

The snow is not about to stop the Red Wings from putting on a game.

"It was quite an army out here today," said Dan Mason, Red Wings General Manager.

Baseball season may be a distant memory but now hockey is taking over Frontier's center field.

"We are all very excited about this event. A big crowd is coming tomorrow night so this is what you have to do when you have an event in the wintertime," said Mason.

Nine months of planning all leads up to Friday night's first game on the Frozen Frontier.

"Great day for hockey!" yelled one of the players as the Amerks hit the ice for practice on Thursday night.

11 to 12,000 fans are expected to brave the cold.

The only tickets left are standing room only.

"As long as everyone can see the game safely and comfortably we will try to get as many people as we can in here," said Rob Kopacz, VP of Business Operations for the Rochester Americans.

It's about being a part of sports history.

"It's obviously been done at the NHL level but to bring it to the minor leagues and to do it for Rochester is pretty unique," said Kopacz.

Live entertainment will begin at 5pm.

The game starts at 7:05pm.

A heated tent will have a direct view of the game and have some concessions inside.

Organizers say the weather is just right.

"It's snowing, the temperature is just about right. If we can get this tomorrow I will be very happy," said Kopasz.

Remember, this is outdoor hockey.

If you want more information or would like to buy some of the remaining single tickets or standing room-only tickets click here.

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