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TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
TCF Bank Stadium is an outdoor stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Opened in 2009, it is the home field of the Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big Ten Conference. It was also the temporary home of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League for the 2014 and 2015 seasons during the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium. The 52,525-seat "horseshoe" style stadium cost $303.3 million to build and is designed to support future expansion to seat up to 80,000.It is the first new Big Ten football stadium constructed since Memorial Stadium at Indiana University opened in 1960. TCF Bank Stadium also boasts the largest home locker room in college or professional football and one of the largest video boards in the nation. Super Bowl winning coach and former quarterback for the Golden Gophers Tony Dungy called the stadium "unbelievable" and Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter said that the on-campus facility "will give the University of Minnesota a chance to compete not only in the Big Ten but nationally for some of the best athletes".
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  • Great place; good seating. East side gets lots of sun in the afternoon, better sit on north or south side. Great transportation to/from (train)--easy in, easy out. Food is good, prices are average. 
  • We spend lots of time in and around this stadium during football season! It is a great atmosphere. I love the energy that comes from the band and student section. Plus, who wouldn't want to see the be...  more »
  • We have been to quite a few outdoor concerts. We enjoy this area a lot. It is easy to get around and the staff here at the stadium are very helpful, well, that makes them very pleasant as well. 
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  • This stadium is alive during the Gopher football season. Parking sucks unless you're in the 4th st. Ramp, but it's down town so what do you expect. Everything is pretty new and in good condition. There's not really a bad seat in the stadium. The home seats in the winter can get a little cold so if you're choosing where to sit you'll want to sit on the away side come November. Very excited and enthusiastic college crowd. They now serve beer too even though it's a college stadium!
  • Excellent college football stadium. The field runs East to West. The main stands are on the North and the South. The South stands - facing North - are closer to the entrance and the Gophers team is on that side. The visiting team is on the North side. The South stands are never in the Sun. The North stands are in the Sun until late afternoon in November. In the early fall it might be hot in the North stands. In November you might want the warmth of the Sun in the North stands.
  • Nice stadium with all services and very food view of the pitch. The big issue is that the main stand are always in the shades of the skybox structure, and with Minneapolis weather it means those places are really cold. On three other hand, seats on front of the skyboxes are sunny. I found incredible they did not consider to have the skyboxes on the other side and have the sun to shine on all the stadium. Watching Minnesota vs Iowa was real fun though.
  • Beautiful stadium, just wish they didn't have the no purse rule. That was very frustrating.
  • Outdoor football stadium with a good view of the skyline. Sit on the north side of the stadium to stay warm in the sun during chilly autumn games.