Nationals Park is the front-runner to host the 2015 Winter Classic, according to an ESPN.com report.
NHL officials recently visited three D.C. area venues: RFK Stadium, FedEx Field and Nationals Park. The ballpark is the likeliest choice "because of possible scheduling issues with the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field and because Nationals Park presents a relatively new venue."
The Washington Capitals officially announced that they will host the annual outdoor event -- scheduled for Jan. 1, 2015 -- back in September. The opponent has not been selected, but reports suggest that the Philadelphia Flyers could serve as the visitors.
This year's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, which takes place on Wednesday, emanates from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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