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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 06:14 pm
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tamalie wrote:

They brought in matches to the Twin Cities on two occasions during that era that I can document. On Friday November 12, 1982, the T-Birds faced the Detrot Devils. On Thursday October 25, 1984, the T-Birds faced the New York Bombers. Both events were at Met Center, then the home of the Minnesota North Stars which had a capacity of 15,000 plus for NHL games. For the 1982 show, a good natured newspaper preview said 11,000 to 12,000 fans were expected and the hope was for a sellout. I seem to remember them coming back again around 1986, but can't find any evidence that this actually happened so far.
That's amazing that they drew that big a house in the early 80's. I had thought that the sport was stone cold dead by the mid 70's.



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