Friday, November 15: From 4pm to 8pm, 100.7 The Fox is sponsoring a HAWKEYE RALLY at Gator's at the Mall of America prior to the wrestling meet. Gator's is located on the fourth floor, upper east side in the Mall of America across from Players, America's Original Sports Bar, & Jillian's. Join Herky, the Iowa Hawkeye Cheerleaders & Dance squad, as well as an Iowa D.J. for four hours of Black & Gold fun. Great prizes and a few surprises. Admission is $5 at the door with proceeds to benefit the Hawkeyes.
On Friday, November 15, is the Iowa-Minnesota wrestling match at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 651-989-5151, or Ticketmaster.com. The wrestling match starts at 7:00, and there are 7,000 tickets still available. Parking around the St. Paul area is very tough.
Following are the directions from Mall of America to the Xcel Energy Center: Go out to 24th Ave. and head north towards 494. Take 494 east to Hwy 5/Airport Exit. Head north on Hwy 5. Take the first exit after the river, which is Shepard Rd. Go northeast (right) on Shepard until you see downtown St. Paul, which will be on your left. Make a left on Eagle St. and follow signs to Xcel Energy Center or Touchstone Energy Place parking garage.
On Saturday, Nov. 16, The Twin Cities I Club invites all Hawk fans to tailgate over at the future Guthrie Theater parking lot. It's off of 2nd St., about a 1/4 mile from the dome. The lot between Portland and Tenth Ave. If you are standing at the Metrodome at Puckett Plaza, looking directly toward the old flourmills, you will be right next to the parking lot. The lot is next to a sign that says, "GOLD MEDAL FLOUR" that is on top of the Old flour mills. If you need directions from the dome or get lost please feel free to contact Dan Steinberg at 612-396-6942 or 612-839-5653. Those are his cell phones and they will be on at all times this week and during the game.
There is no access to the parking lot off of Washington St. I recommend getting to this parking lot by 8 am. The parking lot price will be $5-7 per space. RV's are invited, but no buses please.
You may also take buses from the Thunderbird Hotel, across from the Mall of America, on Saturday morning to the football game. Make reservations for these $11 roundtrip tickets by calling Mark at 800-328-1931 and give name and credit card # to reserve a place on any of the buses.
At the Hawkeye Huddle, the Twin Cities Iowa Club will be holding a raffle for the UI Foundation. Items will include T-Wolves tickets for that night's game against the Pacers, signed footballs from past Iowa football players, as well as our grand prize of a Dean Oliver signed basketball. Raffle tickets are $5 each, with all proceeds going towards the Twin Cities Iowa Club. The Twin Cities I Club will be selling tickets at the Huddle, and the only prize given out that day will be the T-Wolves tickets. The other prizes will be shipped to the winners.
Iowa-Minnesota football tickets can only be purchased now through the Gopher ticket office. In the Twin Cities area, please call 612-624-8080, and outside, please call 1-800-UGOPHER. There are approximately 400 tickets left, with the majority in the upper deck of the Metrodome.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Dan Steinberg at 612-396-6942 or e-mail the Twin Cities Iowa Club at email@example.com.
Please check out the website at gohawks.com for all information about this weekend. There is a list of places to stay and things to do for the weekend on our website listed below.