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Illinois farm unveils 11-mile Blackhawks Stanley Cup corn maze

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Blackhawks corn maze at Richardson Adventure Farms. (via ABC7 Chicago) Author: The Hockey News

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Illinois farm unveils 11-mile Blackhawks Stanley Cup corn maze

Jared Clinton
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A farm in Illinois unveiled an 11-mile corn maze carved into a 30-acre field that displays a tribute to the Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup victory. The design shows off the Stanley Cup, the Chicago skyline and even a pair of hockey players.

The Chicago Blackhawks have gotten quite a few perks since winning the Stanley Cup. President Barack Obama called members of the team, they filled Soldier Field for their Cup parade and they were even given a giant chocolate Stanley Cup for their fan convention. But now they’re literally changing the landscape of an Illinois business.

According to Chicago’s ABC7, Spring Grove’s Richardson Adventure Farm, which houses, “the world’s largest and most intricate corn maze,” announced Monday they would be honoring the Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup championship with a re-design of its maze.

"So we called our maze designer out in Idaho and asked if he had time to create a new design," George Richardson told ABC7. "Then we got permission from the Blackhawks to use their logo. The result is a bold design with the Blackhawks logo in the center and the Chicago skyline in the background, flanked by two hockey players and the word ‘Champions.’ ”

The changes weren’t immediate, but they certainly were last minute. The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on June 14, but the maze designer didn’t get a chance to make the changes to the design until the Fourth of July weekend, reported ABC7. He carved out the design on the 30-acre field using a GPS to guide him.

Fans of the Blackhawks – and of corn mazes – won’t get the opportunity to run through the course quite yet. The maze itself spans 11 miles, which is roughly four times the length of the 2015 Stanley Cup parade.

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Illinois farm unveils 11-mile Blackhawks Stanley Cup corn maze