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Wild Fans In Hockey Heaven Over Team’s Hot Stretch

August 27, 2019


RETAIL SPACE AND PARKING. THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE IN THE SPRING OF 2018. MINNESOTA WILD FANS ARE IN HOCKEY HEAVEN AS THE TEAM WORKS TO BUILD ON MOMENTUM FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON. WHEN THE WILD ARE WINNING, SORE BUSINESSES IN ST. PAUL. WE HAVE MORE ON THE FINANCIAL IMPACT ON THE CAPITAL CITY. HE SCORES. Reporter: SPORTS BARS LIKE MALLORY’S WIN BIG. IT’S GOING TO BE NUTS HERE. WE ARE EXPECTING A CRAZY INCREASE IN TRAFFIC. NOT ONLY HERE, BUT ST. PAUL IN GENERAL. Reporter: FANS COME TO SAMPLE THE 20 THAT’S THE 40 BEERS ON TAP, 20 OF WHICH ARE LOCAL. IT IS ALSO A PLACE TO GRAB A QUICK DRINK. I THINK IT IS LESS ABOUT COMING DOWN AN HOUR BEFORE THE GAME. THEY’RE COMING FOUR OR FIVE HOURS BEFORE THE GAME. YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE WALKING AROUND DOWNTOWN ANEW WITH THEIR WILD GEAR ON. THEY ARE MAKING A DAY OUT OF IT. Reporter: GAME NIGHT AT THIS PLACE IS PACKED. WHEN THE WILD PLACE TEAMS THAT TRAVEL WELL, THE HOTEL ROOMS ARE HOT COMMODITY. I LIKE TO THINK WE SUPPORT OUR TEAM EVEN WHEN THEY ARE DOWN. WHEN THEY DO GREAT LIKE THIS, EVERYBODY IS GOING CRAZY. Reporter: FANS ARE GOING NUTS TO GET THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN. THERE IS NOT A LOT TO CHOOSE FROM. YOU WON’T SEE THE PRICES SKYROCKET OUT OF CONTROL. WE HAVE TICKETS FOR TONIGHT STARTING AT $60 EACH. Reporter: THE FANS HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE WILD MAKE A RUN FOR THE PLAYOFFS. IT IS ALSO GOOD FOR ST. PAUL IN GENERAL. EVERY RESTAURANT, BAR AND SHOPPING AREA IN THE CITY THE SCENE THE SAME EFFECTS THAT WE ARE AND IT IS GREAT FOR ST. PAUL. Reporter: RICH CHAPMAN, WCCO 4 NEWS. SALES HAVE INCREASED 50 PERCENT AND A LOT OF BUSINESSES ARE DOING WELL. THEY ARE BANKING ON THE WILD’S

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