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Minnesota Wild Goal Song Officially Changed to Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy!'

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August 23, 2016 03:05 PM

The fans have spoken. The Minnesota Wild goal song at Xcel Energy Center is officially changing to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy!" beginning this season, the team announced Tuesday.

The switch comes in response to feedback the team got from a survey sent to season ticket and partial plan holders this summer. They voted almost 2-to-1 in favor of the change.

The team decided to ask fans their opinion after using "Let's Go Crazy!" during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoff Series against the Dallas Stars in April, a few days after Prince died.

"Our in-arena experience is designed for the fans, so it's great to be able to show them we take their feedback to heart," said John Maher, vice president of brand, content and communications for the Minnesota Wild. "At the same time, it's our privilege to celebrate an iconic hometown artist that clearly has had an incredible impact on our community and the world."

The team also says it will join the "Unite in Purple" celebration honoring Prince's life at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, Aug. 26. Fans will be able to view the Wild's purple tribute at the team's booth inside the Fan Central building at Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street.

The Wild's first preseason home game is at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 against the Colorado Avalanche. The Wild open the 2016-17 regular season in St. Louis at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 and return to St. Paul to face the Winnipeg Jets at 6 p.m. Oct. 15.

Wild single-game tickets for the 2016-17 National Hockey League regular season go on sale at 9 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office and at noon that day through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the preseason go on sale at 10 a.m. this Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office and Ticketmaster.

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