Ohio State-Michigan to play in Indians' ballpark

August 11, 2011 - 1:59 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — The bitter Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is about to get really icy.

The two schools will play an outdoor hockey game at Progressive Field — home of the Cleveland Indians — on Sunday, Jan. 15. The matchup, dubbed "The Frozen Diamond Faceoff" is part of the Indians' Snow Days promotion at the ballpark, a two-month winter-themed event that drew over 50,000 fans in its first year. The Buckeyes and Wolverines will play on a regulation-sized rink situated on the Indians' infield.

The teams will meet in Columbus on Jan. 13 before playing the first outdoor college hockey game in Ohio history.

Last December, the Wolverines hosted Michigan State in "The Big Chill at the Big House," a game that drew over 100,000 fans to Michigan's mammoth football stadium.