As State leaders head back home for the Easter/Passover recess, Vikings fans are busy preparing for the stadium discussions set to take place over the final five weeks of the 2011 Legislative Session.
In an event organized by SavetheVikes.org, nearly 70 Vikings fans gathered at Joe Senser’s in Bloomington on Monday night to enjoy free appetizers and giveaways, including an autographed football and Vikings Draft Party tickets. SavetheVikes.org founder Cory Merrifield opened the night discussing the importance of contacting legislators and getting involved in the stadium efforts during the final five weeks of the Session.
Merrifield was followed by Vikings legend “Benchwarmer” Bob Lurtsema, who entertained the crowd with his Vikings memories while focusing on the history of the franchise in Minnesota. Vikings Assistant Director of Public Affairs Jeff Anderson spoke on behalf of the organization, thanking the fans for their continued involvement in the stadium efforts.
“We’re appreciative of the SavetheVikes crew and all of our supporters who are involved in the stadium efforts,” said Anderson. “We can’t do this without our fans. Thus far they have been very vocal, and we need them to continue to weigh in with their elected leaders over the last five weeks of the session.”
Similar events in Maple Grove and Stillwater are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday night, and Vikings fans are encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, April 19
Champp’s – Maple Grove
13521 80th Circle N.
Maple Grove, MN
Wednesday, April 20
Buffalo Wild Wings – Stillwater
5991 Norwich Avenue N.
Oak Park Heights, MN
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