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State Fair news? State Fair news

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild news Updated: August 19, 2013 - 7:03 PM

The Wild announced it will reveal a new white road jersey for the season at the State Fair on Sept. 1 at the FAN Central Building.

By the way, Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher will be appearing with me at the Star Tribune booth on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 12:30-1 p.m. He'll answer questions from myself and Wild fans, so please stop by.

The Wild's State Fair news is included in this release:

MINNESOTA WILD TO UNVEIL ROAD JERSEY SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 AT STATE FAIR
Team also announces Minnesota Wild Fan Fan, given away each day at Great Minnesota Get Together

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that the club will introduce a new white road jersey on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Minnesota State Fair’s FAN Central building.

Minnesota’s new road jersey will be unveiled on stage in front of the FAN Central building starting at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature newly-acquired Wild forward Nino Niederreiter, forward Stephane Veilleux and Nordy. The Wild’s State Fair booth is located in the FAN Central building at the intersection of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street. Fans will be able to register to win a road jersey at the team’s booth in FAN Central each day of the fair. The Wild will tease photos of the new jersey on Wild.com and twitter.com/mnwild daily beginning Monday, Aug 26.

Wild season ticketholders will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase the new, white jersey in an offer e-mailed later this week. The jersey will be available for sale exclusively at all Hockey Lodge locations beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3-Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Wild also announced the team will give away 1,000 “Minnesota Wild Fan Fans” (image attached) for each of the 12 days of the State Fair. Beginning at 9 a.m., the first 500 fans at the Wild’s booth will get the Fan Fan, with the other 500 being distributed starting at 3 p.m. The Wild is asking fans to take photos of themselves with the Fan Fan in their hometowns or other destinations, and tweet them to @mnwild or submit via e-mail at info@wild.com. The best photos will be compiled into a photo gallery on Wild.com.

Nordy will appear in the State Fair’s daily parade, and will also sign autographs at the Wild’s booth after the parades on Friday, Aug. 23, Sunday, Aug. 25 and Tuesday, Aug. 27. A complete list of Wild fair appearances will be posted on Wild.com as soon as it is available.

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