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St. Paul Saints hosted ‘Welcome To Zombieland’ theme night

Jul 9, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

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Ah, baseball. The great American pastime where some of the greatest promoters of all-time used their wit and wisdom to drive people to the ballpark.

Last week, the minor league St. Paul Saints were celebrating the Central Corridor Light Rail project and what better way to celebrate it by giving it a zombie theme:

The marketing managers at Midway Stadium are showcasing their trademark humor by giving Thursday night’s St. Paul Saints game a zombie theme in honor of the Central Corridor Light Rail project.

What’s the connection between the living dead and light rail construction? A statement from the Saints indicates the zombie theme is meant to be ironic, as “University Avenue is Alive!”

The evening is an apparent rejoinder to those who say light-rail construction is leaving small businesses along University Avenue half dead, despite the efforts of city officials to offer select parking improvements and up to $20,000 in no-interest loans and grants.

Hopefully, Woody Harrelson wasn’t confused by the title.

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St. Paul Saints promotion celebrates light rail project – with the living dead [Twin Cities]

  1. nikesparq - Jul 9, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    The St. Paul Saints are a great team, and have even a better marketing department, this is pretty great.

    Sadly they are greatly overshadowed by the Minnesota Twins only a couple of miles away.