Minnesota Wild hosting free pep rally, viewing party at Xcel

Wild playoffs at Xcel Energy Center 2014
Wild playoffs at Xcel Energy Center 2014

The Minnesota Wild will be hosting a lunch-time pep rally at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul today, while also hosting a viewing party later tonight at the Xcel Energy Center to watch the Wild play in Game 1 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Wild will face the St. Louis Blues tonight at 8:30 p.m. (CT) at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. This is their third time in the playoffs. 

Wild Pep Rally

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul

Appearances by: Gov. Mark Dayton, Saint Paul mayor Chris Coleman, former Wild great Wes Walz, and KFAN's Brandon Mileski

First 250 fans will receive a free grilled hot dog or hamburger along with chips and a beverage – Food and beverages will be available to purchase until 1 p.m.

Free viewing party at Xcel Energy Center

Gates 1 and 2 will open at 7:30 p.m.

First 1,000 fans will receive an official playoff rally towel

Fans encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Second Harvest Heartland or make a cash donation to benefit the Wild Foundation upon entry

Concessions will be available

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