CHICAGO (AP) - The lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago are about to
join thousands of Blackhawks fans in wearing the National Hockey League
In a news release, the museum says the two massive bronze lions will sport
Blackhawks gear Wednesday, the day of the first Stanley Cup finals game
between the hometown team and the Boston Bruins. The museum says the helmets
are “custom-made,” which makes sense given that each lion weighs about three
The massive bronze statues standing guard outside the museum’s Michigan
Avenue entrance have touted local sports teams before. They adorned Bears
and White Sox helmets when those teams made their own championship runs.
They are also used to celebrate the Christmas season, when they’re each
decorated with wreaths.