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Booze Sales OK For NHL Game At Michigan Stadium

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ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 11: A general view of the Big Chill game between the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines with an attendance of 113,441, the largest crowd to ever watch a hockey game, at Michigan Stadium on December 11, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 5-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, MI – DECEMBER 11: A general view of the Big Chill game between the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines with an attendance of 113,441, the largest crowd to ever watch a hockey game, at Michigan Stadium on December 11, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 5-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Alcohol sales are OK at Michigan Stadium on New Year’s Day when the home of Wolverines’ football team hosts a hockey game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that he signed a bill allowing liquor sales at the Ann Arbor venue after the Legislature gave its approval.

The NHL made alcohol sales a condition for holding the outdoor Winter Classic game.

Officials say the game could break a Guinness World Record as the most-attended hockey game ever. The record was set at Michigan Stadium in 2010 when 104,173 attended a Michigan State-Michigan game.

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