Fans give the Lynx an edge

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 3, 2012 - 11:36 PM

Seats fill fast, and Target Center has become one of the toughest places for visiting teams to play.

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SpaceJunkieSep. 4, 12 2:18 AM

People like winners, and the increased attendance at the Lynx games is proof of it. It's somewhat similar (although not as dramatic) as to how a decade ago nobody would dare go to Gopher women's games because they were so awful for years, but then Lindsay Whalen became superstar, and along with Janel McCarville & co., they quickly became a top team in the nation, and fans flocked to see them.

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SpaceJunkieSep. 4, 12 2:22 AM

It's worth noting that the 15,318 fans at the Aug. 19th Tulsa game this year and the 16,227 fans in the Lindsay Whalen return (as a member of Connecticut) game in 2004 were "Camp Days", in which thousands of kids from day camps all over the area attend the games.

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bballchick36Sep. 4, 12 9:48 AM

SpaceJunkie - actually, July 12 was this year's Camp Day. August 19 was Breast Health Awareness Night. Instead, it's worth noting that the Lynx are the only winning team in Minnesota, are wonderful role models for children, continually give 100% every night to make sure that fans have a great experience, and deserve the support and respect of Minnesota sports fans. You don't have to like women's basketball, but you can at least appreciate what this team, coaching staff, and front office have accomplished. Well done, Minnesota Lynx. Well done!

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SpaceJunkieSep. 4, 12 9:57 AM

You're right, bballchick36. The July 12th Tulsa game had the attendance of 15318. The August 19th Tulsa game had an attendance of 10223, so the Star Tribune had a couple numbers mixed up, which confused me.

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oldmannickelSep. 4, 12 1:19 PM

$14/month payment plans for amazing fastbreak layups and 3-pointers raining from the sky! YOU CANT BEAT IT!

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