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Wolves, Lynx, Vikings show off new attractions

The Twin Cities sports market was busy showing off its new attractions Friday. 

At 9 a.m., Target Center activated its new massive scoreboard with the help of Timberwolves and Lynx CEO Ethan Casson and Wolves general manager Scott Layden. At the same time on the east end of downtown, U.S. Bank Stadium opened its massive glass doors for the first time.

The show and tell was just starting, though. At 10 a.m., the Vikings practiced on their new field for the first time. At noon, the media got a behind-the-scenes tour for game-day procedures. Then the At 1 p.m., Vikings unveiled the Vikings Voyage interactive experience and opened the team store. 

The Timberwolves and Lynx new scoreboard, the largest in the Upper Midwest, will be on display to the public for the first time Sunday when the Lynx host Seattle. And the Vikings will play their first game in the new stadium, also on Sunday, against the San Diego Chargers in the preseason meeting. 

If you’re a sports fan, the new scoreboard, which is Phase 1 of the stadium’s renovation, is worth a trip to Target Center this summer or winter. The Vikings Voyage interactive experience, somewhat of a museum and theme park combo, is also worth your time. 

Watch both of videos, the scoreboard activation and interactive experience, to get a glimpse of what you’ll see and experience. 

Oregon State, Gophers' football opponent next week, hosting open tryouts

Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen announced Wednesday the team will host open tryouts next Monday. The announcement comes just eight days before the Beavers open the season against the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Beavers finished 2-10 and on a nine-game losing streak in Andersen’s first season in 2015 and it appears things haven’t improved much. Open tryouts are unusual at high-level Division 1 programs, especially when held just days before the first game.

The announcement was posted on the team’s website and read “Are you ready to don the Orange and Black? … Students should bring workout clothes and cleats (helmets and pads will not be needed).”

The requirements to try out include a physical exam, proof of sickle cell trait testing, and you must be a full-time student with NCAA Division 1 eligibility remaining.

Andersen also held an open tryout last season.

The Oregon State men’s basketball team has hosted open tryouts in recent years and last season made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1990.

If Andersen does find the program’s next star on Monday, chances are he won’t be in uniform next Thursday against the Gophers.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Lynx at Connecticut

    6 pm on 106.1-FM

  • Twins at Toronto

    6:07 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • Saints at Lincoln

    6:35 pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at Toronto

    12:07 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6 pm

  • Saints at Lincoln

    6:35 pm on 1220-AM

  • Minnesota United FC at Miami FC

    7 pm on Ch. 29

  • San Diego at Vikings (preseason)

    12 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/1130

  • Twins at Toronto

    12:07 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Saints at Lincoln

    5:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Seattle at Lynx

    6 pm on ESPN2, 106.1-FM

  • Twins at Cleveland

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Twins at Cleveland

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at Cleveland

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Minnesota United FC at Fort Lauderdale

    6:30 pm on CBSSN

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • L.A. Rams at Vikings (preseason)

    7 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/1130

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    7:05 pm

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Oregon State at Gophers football

    8 pm on BTN, 107.9-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • Washington at Lynx

    7 pm on 106.1-FM

  • Lincoln at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

  • Baltimore

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    4

    14

  • Colorado

    Washington

     

    - F

    5

    8

  • Minnesota

    Toronto

     

    - F

    8

    15

  • Kansas City

    Boston

     

    - F

    6

    3

  • LA Angels

    Detroit

     

    - F

    2

    4

  • San Diego

    Miami

     

    - F

    6

    7

  • Philadelphia

    NY Mets

     

    - F

    4

    9

  • Cleveland

    Texas

     

    - Bot 9th

    12

    1

  • Seattle

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - F

    3

    1

  • Tampa Bay

    Houston

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • Pittsburgh

    Milwaukee

     

    - Top 9th

    5

    3

  • Oakland

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    1

    3

  • Cincinnati

    Arizona

     

    - Bot 6th

    1

    2

  • Chicago Cubs

    LA Dodgers

     

    - Top 4th

    1

    2

  • Atlanta

    San Francisco

     

    - Bot 3rd

    0

    5

  • New England

    Carolina

     

    - F

    19

    17

  • Buffalo

    Washington

     

    - F

    16

    21

  • Pittsburgh

    New Orleans

     

    - F

    27

    14

  • Cleveland

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    13

    30

  • Green Bay

    San Francisco

     

    - 2nd, 2:00

    7

    7

No NBA games today

No NHL games today

  • Colorado

    Real Salt Lake

     

    - F

    1

    2