ST. PAUL — The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced the organization will host a ‘Green Night’ on Saturday, March 24, when it hosts the Nashville Predators at Xcel Energy Center at 7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports North PLUS and KFAN 100.3 F.M.
The game will coincide with Earth Hour, the globally-celebrated movement for the environment, set for 8:30-9:30 p.m. CT, and NHL Green™ — the League’s annual sustainability initiative, which has expanded to a month-long campaign for the first time.
The Wild’s ‘Green Night’ will feature sustainability themes during in-game elements, including arena-wide PSA videos featuring Wild players, arena displays and fan contests. During Earth Hour, the large Xcel Energy Center sign atop the arena will be turned off, as well as marquees across the complex. The University of Minnesota’s Green Team will also be on hand to assist fans in accurately disposing of their recyclables and compostable waste throughout the game.
Fans are encouraged to wear green to the March 24 game in support of NHL Green™ and the movement toward a healthier planet. In partnership with Metro Transit, fans are encouraged to take a free trip on public transportation to and from the game (valid two hours before and after the game with a pre-printed voucher available here).
Fans are also encouraged to share how they ‘Go Green’ by using #NHLGreen on social media. From 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, March 24, through the end of the second period, fans that post a photo of themselves wearing green using #NHLGreen and @XcelEnergyCtr to Twitter will be entered to win a green Wild jersey autographed by forward Charlie Coyle.
Through a commitment to sustainability, the Wild organization and the venues it manages strive to be a top green destination in the sports, entertainment and events industry. Its complex is the only in the world to be certified by LEED, Green Globes and APEX/ASTM. The Wild organization and its campus is at the forefront of environmentally friendly practices, including recycling and compost programs, and the use of solar and wind power. To learn more, visit xcelenergycenter.com/sustainability.