Have you gone to see the Lightning away from home?
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02-10-2013, 03:34 PM
Join Date: May 2012
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I went to a game in Minnesota against the Wild during the most recent playoff season. It was a 3-1 win, late in the season. If I'm not mistaken, we had already made the playoffs and it clinched that the Wild would be golfing in the offseason, so it wasn't the most competitive atmosphere.
That said, had a fantastic experience. Their fans were so gracious - I wore my Lightning sweater and a Rays cap and we sat among season ticket holders, all of whom were tremendously friendly and talkative, chatting about relatives in Florida and even offering to buy my girlfriend and I a beer! Even got some compliments on my sweater (cup-era, with the white shoulderpads) from some Wild employees while checking out their team gift shop. All of this during and after a win - that heartland politeness I guess.
The Xcel Center was really nice too, cozy Northwoods theme, and the parking was easy and cheap. Just an A+ experience all around. I was so impressed by their fans that I usually cheer for the Wild now unless they're playing us.
I was up in Minnesota in early 2006 for a metal music festival and the Wild happened to be in town vs Chicago the first night I was there so my friend and I went to it. It is definitely a nice arena. I liked all the high school and various youth jerseys up on the walls while walking around the arena.
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