It’s about time. With reports coming the past few months regarding the team changing up their road sweaters, the Minnesota Wild have officially announced they will be revealing their new away look at the Minnesota State Fair. In addition, Wild season ticket holders will be given the first chance to purchase the new jerseys.
Per the team’s website:
The Minnesota Wild will have some new threads on the road this season as the club is set to unveil fresh white sweaters at the Minnesota State Fair.
The new jerseys will be unveiled at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Minnesota State Fair’s FAN Central building. In anticipation for revealing, Wild.com and @mnwild, the team’s official Twitter account, will be unveiling snippets of the sweaters beginning next week beginning on Monday Aug. 26.
The unveiling 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. In addition to just seeing the new uniforms, fans can register to win a road jersey at the team’s booth in FAN Central each day of the fair. 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.
Each day at the Great Minnesota Get Together, the Wild will give away 1,000 Minnesota Wild Fan Fans. Starting at 9 a.m. every day of the fair, 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. Fans are encouraged to take photos of themselves with the Fan Fan in their hometowns, across the State of Hockey or other destinations, and tweet them to @mnwild or submit via e-mail at [email protected] The best photos will be compiled into a photo gallery and posted on Wild.com.
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 through Saturday, Sept. 7.
Let’s drop the puck already!