Even baseball can’t deny the importance of Prince.
Pop icon and musical legend Prince may have taken leave of this earthly stage in 2016, but in Minnesota, his legacy proves to live on, alive and well.
After Justin Timberlake’s tribute to Prince during his halftime performance at the Super Bowl held at the home of the Minnesota Vikings, the rest of the city has continued its forever tribute to the star.
The Minnesota Twins have just inked a deal that they will be selling Prince related merchandise year-round that will include hats, shirts and balls. The Star Tribune reports that this is the first deal of its kind for Major League Baseball and the items will be sold exclusively at Target Field as of April 5th.
But the fun doesn’t stop there for Minnesota fans. After the success of last year’s Prince Night at the ballpark, the Twins have decided to bring it back for a second year. The Twins said in a statement,
“The first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive inflatable Prince guitars — the purple one in the shape of his symbol. After the seventh inning stretch, those with the guitars will be asked to remain standing and illuminate them for a special remembrance.”
Will fans be as excited about the guitars as they were about last year’s umbrellas that they flocked to the field for? Only time will tell, but it’s clear that Minnesota is doing everything it can as a state to keep the memory of this incendiary artist alive for years and decades to come. Team CEO Dave St. Peter said of the deal,
“Along with our fans, we look forward to celebrating the legacy of a man who brought an international spotlight to our great city.”
Prince Night will fall on June 8th as the Twins play against the Los Angeles Angels. Special theme night packages can be purchased here.