3 Reasons Why the NHL Should Go Back to Lake Tahoe for a Special Outdoor Game

With the 2024 Stadium Series matchup coming up, it's fun to think about which other venues can host this event. Here's why Lake Tahoe deserves consideration for an outdoor event.

NHL Outdoors At Lake Tahoe - Vegas Golden Knights v Colorado Avalanche
NHL Outdoors At Lake Tahoe - Vegas Golden Knights v Colorado Avalanche / Christian Petersen/GettyImages
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2. Lake Tahoe Has Plenty of Sports History

Jack McCartan
1960 Winter Olympics / Robert Riger/GettyImages

As mentioned earlier, Lake Tahoe has been home to numerous sports events. Aside from the American Century Championship and the aforementioned NHL Outdoors games, the legendary lake has also been the spot for the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Held in Squaw Valley (now known as Olympic Valley), the event saw the United States hockey team win an unfathomable gold medal. They knocked off the Soviet and Canadian teams en route to the top of the podium. In fact, it was the first time the U.S. won a gold medal in the sport at the event. It seems like magical things happen for the United States in hockey. Mind you, this was before believing in miracles was cool.

With its Olympic pedigree and hockey history behind it, the NHL would be wise to capitalize on this opportunity. Why not relive it with a memorable outdoor game given the significance of history in the league?