• Vikings have stadium deal with U. of Minnesota

    Summary of 11 articles · Updated May 10, 2013
    The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Vikings have reached agreement on the Vikings' use of TCF Bank Stadium for two seasons. The University of Minnesota has agreed to allow the Vikings to play at the Golden Gophers’ TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the Vikings’ new stadium is constructed, the university said Wednesday. The agreement, details of which were disclosed by the Vikings Thursday, would allow the Vikings to play in TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Within the agreement are stipulations that the Vikings will reimburse the university for any required TCF Bank Stadium capital improvements, as well as all gameday operational expenses for Vikings home games. However the $3 million doesn’t include any extra costs the Viking might incur to winterize the stadium, such as installing a heated field at a cost of approximately $2 million, and adding temporary seating in the open end of the stadium. The team will pay $250,000 for each game played during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, plus a $50,000 share of concessions and sponsorships per game, for a total of $3 million a season “above all expenses,” said Mark Rotenberg, the U’s general counsel.
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