By the reaction of Minnesota Timberwolves fans at Hubert’s next to the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis, you would have thought the Kevin Garnett of “old” was coming back. Not the 38-year-old KG. “I grew up watching him play and I met him a couple times,” fan Antonio Benavides said. “I’m excited. I’m beyond excited, I’m so happy.”
The fallout continues in the aftermath of Adrian Peterson’s departure from the Minnesota Vikings. While the team has removed most of Peterson’s presence from its website, Peterson is still featured in both the still images and animations for the team’s new $1 billion stadium.
After months of buildup and a weekend of smaller events, the excitement is really starting to pick up for the All-Star Game. The players were at Target Field Monday for their only practice, and the Home Run Derby is slated for later Monday night.
Tuesday night’s Wild playoff game at the Xcel Energy Center is sold out, and plenty of people bought their tickets at the last minute.
The cheapest seats for this Sunday’s Super Bowl are going for $1,500 a piece. That’s down from nearly $2,500 last week due to fears of cold and rainy weather at the outdoor MetLife Stadium. According to Ticket King, the Minnesota-based ticket reseller, there are about 4,000 available tickets left on the secondary market for the 82,000-seat venue. Andrew Baydala, executive director of business operations for Ticket King, says a 50-yard line club seat ticket is now going for nearly $9,000 on the secondary market.
A sellout crowd is expected at Mall of America Field on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings play the Detroit Lions during their final game at the Metrodome. That has police and dome staff preparing for the anything.
With a 8-2 record and four-straight wins in the Big 10, the Gopher football has been the feel-good story of the fall. Now in year three of the Coach Jerry Kill era, the perception of the Gopher football program is changing. Gopher linebacker Damien Wilson says fans have been shocked by the team’s success. “They’re getting used to it,” Wilson said. “Everybody’s excited around here.”
The hunt is on for the hottest ticket in the Twin Cities. Wild Fans are doing what they can to find the best seat at The Xcel Energy Center to watch the Wild take on the Chicago Blackhawks.
Lots of people are still celebrating last night’s huge Vikings win over the Packers. Many of those fans are trying to get tickets to this weekend’s rematch playoff game. As you can imagine tickets are in high demand.
Twins players might swing their bats in front of some empty seats next week if the home opener at Target Field doesn’t sell out.
Remember when you thought it would take a warm day in December before the Timberwolves would be relevant again? Well, it’s been pretty warm and suddenly, there’s a buzz around the Wolves.