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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Anyone Want to Take a Road Trip?

By now most of you know that the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League are coming to Wells Fargo Arena on December 5, 2009. I have been working with the team and the arena to get on the turf for an intra-squad scrimmage and am awaiting that information.
The Swarm would also like for us to come up to the Twin Cities to take in a game at their home facility, the Excel Energy Center. They have offered let Valley play a local team - Minnesota officially sanctions lacrosse, by the way - before the Swarm game. To do this, we will have to meet some criteria.

1. Valley has been given the option of picking a Saturday home game. Our options are Feb 13 and Feb 20. The February dates will work better with Valley's spring schedule.
2. Valley can choose between playing at 2 pm or 4 pm. The Swarm games start at 7:35 pm.
3. Valley has to sell a specific number of tickets to play. 2 pm = 75 tickets; 4 pm = 100 tickets.
4. Tickets will be $17-24 each. Many teams use ticket sales as a fundraiser. If Valley does, we would put the money in the team account to cover tournament fees, extra equipment, uniforms, etc. I will have to put a deposit down for the tickets beforehand.
5. Valley's name will be announced on the scoreboard during the Swarm game.
6. Valley would get to play a Minnesota team on the turf.

I would like to know if this is something that enough people are interested in. Basically we would need 10-15 Valley guys to play. And we would need to sell at least 75 tickets total. Plus we will need to arrange transportation (car pool?) to and from the Twin Cities. This is all tentative as we weigh our options. Keep in mind that this would be a late night; we would not leave the Twin Cities until after 10:00 pm. Right now I am merely trying to determine interest.

Please respond as soon as you can. This is be a good opportunity for a road trip to watch Valley play non conference opponents and to catch a professional lacrosse game.

The information in this post pertains to playing in Minnesota email only! Wells Fargo Arena information is still being finalized.

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