The Stade des Alpes in Grenoble hosted the first French outdoor hockey “Winter Game” and set a new national attendance record. 19,767 spectators watched the home side Grenoble Brûleurs de Loups lose its Ligue Magnus game against Briançon Diables Rouges 5-4. The game was accompanied by a concert and the teams were welcomed onto the ice by a 100-strong gospel choir, as well as cheerleaders and mascots. The game broke the old attendance record of 13,364 at the 2011 French Cup Final at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, which will be used for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. France will co-host the 2017 edition together with Cologne, Germany.