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The University of Minnesota says it’s working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins’ nickname from being used when the two teams play on campus in November. University President Eric Kaler gave the assurances in a letter to U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat who has said using the name would violate school policies on equity and diversity.
It’s hard to blame football players and fans if they’re a little excited and hungry this week. After about two weeks of training camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato, the Vikings will take the trip up Highway 169 back to the Twin Cities for their first preseason game Friday night.
A major transformation is underway at the site of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Steel girders weighing hundreds of thousands of pounds are getting hoisted into place for the new stadium roof. Hundreds of workers are transforming a hole in the ground to the steel skeleton of the Vikings stadium.
With their first preseason game on Friday at TCF Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings are reminding fans of the NFL’s policy on bag sizes and types allowed in the stadium. Officials said the league-wide policy will be in effect for the second straight year, and it’s designed to provide a safer fan experience with quicker fan entry into stadiums.
At TCF Bank Stadium Saturday they’re playing soccer instead of football. Soccer fans have been looking forward to this for months. Back to back soccer matches first with the International Game, followed by the Minnesota United FC match.
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The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a $36.5 million contract. That’s a price tag that used to be reserved for top running backs. In a pass-happy NFL, Adrian Peterson could likely be the last running back standing when it comes to big contracts.
World-class soccer is coming to the Twin Cities this weekend, and world-class soccer needs a world-class field. It takes a lot of effort to put real grass over the artificial turf that covers TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
As the Minnesota Vikings move their home games outside for the next two seasons, the two specialists will be under the most pressure. To prepare for the elements, kicker Blair Walsh and punter Jeff Locke have made several visits to TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus with more planned before the home opener.
It’s only a month and a half before from the start of the NFL season. Vikings fans could get their hands on single game tickets starting Tuesday morning. This will be the first season the team will play at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that single-game tickets and two-game packages for the upcoming season will go on sale Tuesday morning. It’s the team’s first of two seasons at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.
Fundraisers went to new heights Saturday morning in an effort to raise money for cancer research. More than a thousand people ran the stairs at TCF Bank Stadium in the “Climb 4 Kidney Cancer” race. Kidney cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer, killing almost 14,000 people each year.
After disruption during construction and disagreement over its need, there’s little debate the Metro Transit’s Green Line is off to a successful launch. That’s thanks to strong ridership from people like Melanie Wayne. She brought her girls down from Ham Lake for a light rail excursion.
Downtown Minneapolis is in full swing as a busy weekend gets underway. Between All-Star Game events, the Basilica Block Party, and the Imagine Dragons concert at TCF Bank Stadium, there’s something for everyone in Minneapolis this weekend.
TCF Bank Stadium is set to get a bit more “Radioactive” this summer – musically speaking. On Monday morning, Major League Baseball announced that Grammy Award-winning artists Imagine Dragons will headline the 2014 Target All-Star Concert as part of the MLB All-Star Week on July 12 — with Minnesota’s ATMOSPHERE as the special guest.