By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Picture this.

One of the fiercest rivalries in sports—Flyers vs. Penguins—playing outdoors in the second-largest venue in America—Beaver Stadium (capacity over 105,000)—in the heart of Pennsylvania.

Does it get any better?

While rumors and reports have been surfacing for years now, over the weekend the talks resurfaced. The Flyers and Pens are two of the NHL’s original six franchises, starting in 1967. Therefore, the 2017 season would be the 50th anniversary for both teams, the perfect time for this mega-event.

According to, Flyers executive Shawn Tilger spoke at a town-hall meeting to season-ticket holders on Thursday putting the wheels in motion.

Here’s to hoping we get to see Flyers vs. Pens at Beaver Stadium one day soon!