TCF Bank Stadium hasn’t been around for a long time. The upcoming season for the Gophers football team will be the fifth year of the stadium, but, as most of us probably know, it’s getting some big upgrades with big brother moving in.
Earlier this week the turf that has seen so much history, okay, not enough history, has been completely removed. The last event ever held on the original turf was the football team’s spring game.
— Gopher Football (@GopherFootball) April 16, 2014
The turf is being replaced by the Minnesota Vikings who are moving in for a couple seasons while their new stadium, the Taj MaZygi, is being completed on the site of the former home of the Gophers and the Vikings the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.
Along with the new playing surface, The Bank will receive a whole boatload more of upgrades before the first kickoff of the year.
Increased storage space throughout the stadium, heating in various areas, concession upgrades and temporary bleachers to accommodate 2,000 more fans will all be added paid by the lovely new professional football team dwellers.
The Gophers play their first game of the year at home against the division I-AA Eastern Illinois Panthers on August 28.