MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Twins have set a date for their night commemorating the late Prince.
The music icon passed away on April 21, 2016. On the one-year anniversary of his death, the Twins announced they will host “Prince Night” on June 16.READ MORE: 'Masks are back', Covid ICU Hospitalizations Rise Across MN Again
On that evening, the first 10,000 fans will receive a limited edition “Purple Rain” umbrella. During the 7th inning stretch, fans that received the umbrellas are asked to remain standing and open it for a special moment of silence for the Purple one.
Twins players and staff will wear a special purple shirt during batting practice. These will later be auctioned off online, and the proceeds will benefit Achieve Minneapolis for music grants in Minneapolis Public Schools.READ MORE: Canadian Wildfires Bring Smoke To Minnesota, Concerning Experts
Additionally, Prince’s music will be played throughout the evening and a Prince-themed fireworks show will signal the conclusion of the game.
The Twins will take on the Cleveland Indians. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by calling 612-338-9647 or going online.MORE NEWS: How Does A Park Become A State Park?
Target Field will also be lit purple from April 20 through 23 as part of Paisley Park’s Celebration 2017.