Minnesota Vikings and Twins Lend Support to Stars FC for Championship Match
For the second year in a row, the Minnesota Stars FC are in the NASL 2-legged Championship series coming into the tournament as a 6th seed. And for the second year in a row, major league sports franchises in the Twin Cities have lent a helping hand to support the Division 2 Stars who are reigning NASL Champions.
This year, both the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings pitched in to support the NASL team by purchasing 500 tickets apiece. Those 1000 tickets were free to the public and went in the first 24 hours according to Stars CEO Djorn Buchholz.
“We’re excited to be in the championship series for the second year in a row, and once again we’re amazed at the support that other local sports teams have shown us,” Buchholz said. “We would like to thank the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings organizations for presenting this opportunity for our fans—and hopefully new fans—to attend the first game of the finals and help us defend our 2011 championship.”
Buchholz told IMS that they have been so busy between regular ticket sales and the ticket giveaways that they have not yet had time to know where exactly they are at with total tickets sold.
Tickets for this home leg of the Championship series, at the NSC Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night, can be purchased by calling (763) 792-7355 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Finals tickets are on sale at the same prices as the regular season. Tickets purchased prior to noon on Saturday will be sold at advanced ticket prices. After noon Saturday, walk-up pricing will apply and tickets will only be available at the NSC Stadium box office beginning at 6 p.m. on game day. Pricing is as follows:
- Youth General Admission: $6 in advance/$8 walk-up
- Adult General Admission: $12 in advance/$14 walk-up
- Reserved with chairback: $17 in advance/$20 walk-up
- Pitchside: $25 in advance/$30 walk-up