Discounted Wild tickets draw a crowd

Students lined the halls of Murray-Herrick’s lower level over lunch today, waiting patiently to buy discounted tickets to 12 upcoming Minnesota Wild games.

<p>Junior Leigh Ann signs her raffle ticket for the chance to be in a suite for the Wild game Oct. 24. (Shane Kitzman/TommieMedia) </p>
Junior Leigh Ann Thul signs her raffle ticket for the chance to be in a suite at the Xcel Center when Minnesota takes on Carolina Oct. 24. (Shane Kitzman/TommieMedia)

Tickets went on sale at noon in the Box Office and Expeditions and at 1 p.m., 30 students were still standing in line for their chance to buy a ticket. Starting with the Oct. 21 game against Colorado, seats were available in the upper deck for up to $23 less than the online price.

Students also entered into a drawing for two suite tickets to see Minnesota play Carolina on Oct. 24.

“This is a great deal,” said senior Robert Schulzetenberg. “We at least know our activities fee is doing some good.”

The Box Office sold tickets in two groups. Students, faculty and staff could buy up to two tickets for one of six games at $26 a piece, while tickets to six other games were part of a $10 undergrad-only deal that included a mandatory bus ride.

Tickets in similar sections of the Xcel Center are going for $33.27 on with charges and taxes included.

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