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Fans create an American flag during the National Anthem at Heinz Field before last year's NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals. ((Justin Merriman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Associated Press))

The New York Times is reporting the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will play at Citizens Bank Park in the next Winter Classic game.   

The annual outdoor game will be played on Jan. 2, because Sunday, Jan. 1 is scheduled to be the final week of the NFL's regular season.   

Citizens Bank Park is the home of the Philadelphia Phillies.   

The newspaper reported the details of the game on its website on Tuesday.