Training camp officially opens today with physicals, fitness testing and photos/interviews with the rightsholders, etc. Official access begins Thursday when the Wild takes the ice for the first time at Ridder Arena.
So don't expect much news today as I devote today to working ahead and having lunch with a player for a future article.
In today's paper, I did a feature on Mike Yeo, who is recharged as he enters crucial Year 3 behind the Wild bench. That article can be read here.
I'll be back if there's any news today, but remember, you can watch practice at the X for free at 9:30 and 11:15 (two sessions) on Saturday and you can watch the Wild scrimmage for free Sunday at the X at 11 a.m. Gate 1 opens both days 15 minutes before.
Also, tickets go on sale Saturday. Info below. There is a social media presale Friday, which means likely pay attention to the Wild's Twitter and Facebook accounts.
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MINNESOTA WILD REGULAR SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced single-game tickets for the team’s regular season home games will go on sale this Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office (175 West Kellogg Boulevard). The Wild’s ticket on-sale is presented by Dairy Queen. Tickets will also go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 12 p.m. on the Wild web site (www.wild.com), and all Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) locations or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Minnesota hosts the Los Angeles Kings in the regular-season opener on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center.
2013-14 MINNESOTA WILD SINGLE-GAME TICKET PRICING*
RBC Wealth Management Club Level Standard Games Premium Games%
Sides $102 $112
Ends $92 $102
Sides $102 $112
Double Attack Corners $92 $100
Single Attack Corners $82 $90
Double Attack Ends $81 $89
Single Attack Ends $76 $86
Sides $54 $60
Ends $30 $38
*Ticketmaster charges not included
%Premium Games (subject to change): 11/1, 11/17, 12/5, 12/29, 12/31, 1/4, 1/18, 1/23, 3/22, 4/5
The Wild will institute demand-based pricing for remaining seats, which may adjust pricing for individual seats up or down based on market factors. Demand-based pricing is in affect beginning Monday, Sept. 16.