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[21 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
MNF at TCF Bank Stadium: Bears at Vikings

When the MetroDome’s roof collapsed on Sunday, December 12 and the game location for the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings game was in question I was planning to attend the game. However, when it was announced that the game would be played at Ford Field, where I had just gone the week before, I decided to forego the trip.
But, when it was deemed that the MetroDome would not be ready for the Bears and Vikings game for Monday Night Football I was ready to travel. Rumors were swirling that …

College Football, Minneapolis, Minnesota Football, Northwestern Football »

[2 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
TCF Bank Stadium: Northwestern at Minnesota

Saturday morning started just as any college football Saturday should – tailgating before 7 am. However, the only trick was that the “tailgate” was hosted at my friend’s house nowhere near TCF Bank Stadium. In his defense he did have a three-month old daughter and staying at home is much easier than venturing out. But, I still did not get to hang out with the crowds.
After eating burgers for breakfast we headed to TCF Bank Stadium. I drove my rental car since I was driving straight to the airport after …

Minneapolis, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays »

[1 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Target Field: Blue Jays at Twins

Originally, my trip to Minneapolis was supposed to be a family vacation – with the Minnesota Twins (who opened up their new stadium this year) and the University of Minnesota (in the second year of their new venue) actually hosting Northwestern on the same weekend. The Ultimate Sports Wife and Ultimate Sports Baby were supposed to attend. But, that all changed when the Ultimate Sports Wife was asked to be “honorary coach” at the Northwestern football game three weeks ago vs. Illinois St. Since she teaches skating on Saturday mornings …

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[2 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

The post game tailgate at the Metrodome turned into a pre game tailgate for the Timbervolves game as we walked over to the Target Center for the Timberwolves game. We had thought about driving to the Xcel Energy Center for a college hockey doubleheader but with my flight scheduled to depart at 10:15 pm we would have had to leave the second hockey game too early to make it worthwhile.
Instead we were able to buy 100 level seats ($50 face value per ticket) for $10 each to the …

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[2 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

We arrived at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome around 9:30 am. Just enough time to tailgate before the 11 am start. We paid $7 to park and walked a few blocks to Chicago Ave and 3rd St. S – one of the lots that allow fans to tailgate.
Obtaining TicketsAt 10:40 am, we decided to start looking for tickets. My plan was to pay about $10 each for tickets. The same price I would expect to pay for a non-sold out game at Ryan Field in Evanston, …

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[31 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Tonight I am flying up to Minneapolis for a doubleheader day tomorrow. In the first game of the day, the Minnesota Golden Gophers host the Northwestern Wildcats at 11 am. Second, I am attending the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves game. Tip off is at 7 pm.
When I booked the ticket in August (and ever since) airfares from Chicago to Minneapolis have hovered between $400 and $450. Since that is an unreasonable amount of money to pay for a day trip to Minneapolis, I chose …

Minneapolis, WNBA »

[14 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about if you were attending a baby shower that you should try to find a sporting event on route. These rules also apply for a wedding. This weekend Nicole and I are in Minneapolis, MN for one of our best friend’s weddings. In fact, I am in the wedding party. But that would not deter me from finding an event to attend.
We had the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner on Friday night and the wedding Sunday evening – …