A rivalry hockey match ... at a football stadium?! That's Cleveland for you.
On Feb. 18, 2023, Ohio State takes on Michigan in this Big Ten Men's Hockey matchup at no other than the home of the Cleveland Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium. Complete with an on-field hockey rink, you'll have the opportunity to watch the Buckeyes host the Wolverines in the first-ever hockey game at FirstEnergy Stadium.
This town loves a rivalry...
The historic rivalry between The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan transcends sports. The bad blood started brewing as early as 1835, when the two states fought a border dispute over which state would annex what is now Toledo and control the mouth of the Maumee River. The Toledo War was bloodless and resolved itself in compromise, but when the two universities first met to play each other in football in 1897, the rivalry was already in full bloom.
Flash forward over 125 years later and no love is lost between these two fanbases. Whether it’s the regular ritual of The Game every November or any other Big Ten battle up and down the annual athletic schedule, these teams get after it down to the final whistle just like the Dawg Pound at a Steelers or Ravens game.
Tickets will go fast, so get your seats for a uniquely-CLE winter experience while you can and be part of history.
Where to stay
Maybe you have to get up early to start pregaming with other alumni, or maybe you just plan on enjoying everything Downtown Cleveland has to offer after the game. In either case, make your life a little easier and crash at one of these world-class hotels, no further than a half-mile from FirstEnergy Stadium.