Winnipeg's True North Sports and Entertainment confirms it is in negotiations to host an NHL Heritage Classic game in the city.

"Mark Chipman and True North have had some preliminary discussions with the National Hockey League, about hopefully securing a 2016 heritage classic — the outdoor game, which would be played at the Investors Group Field," Scott Brown with True North Sports and Entertainment told CBC News.

"Both parties are very interested in making this event happen for Winnipeg and so we hope to have something finalized in the near future as both parties continue to have those discussions," Brown adds.

There is no word on when an official announcement will be made, but Brown said both parties are very interested in securing the 2016 game.

This year's Winter Classic in Detroit was cancelled because of the NHL lockout.

Officials say it will be held at Michigan Stadium in Detroit next year where the Red Wings will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.