TCF Bank Stadium
On Friday night, “The Bank” will turn into “The Rink.” TCF Bank stadium, typically home to Gopher football, has been taken over by the state of hockey. It’s called the Hockey City Classic, and WCCO wanted to know what it took to create the rink, plus who gets to skate on it.
The football field at TCF Bank Stadium has been transformed into an ice rink for a 10-day festival known as the Hockey City Classic. The big event is slated for Friday, when the Gophers women and men’s hockey teams play a double header. That means thousands of people will be coming and going at the outdoor stadium, and the snow has got to go.
The University of Minnesota has promoted associate athletic director and director of football operations Dan O’Brien.
If you want to take in a Minnesota Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium next year and you’re not a season-ticket holder, they’re going to be hard to come by. Vikings team officials said Friday they’ve currently slotted every seat at the stadium on the University of Minnesota campus for fans with season tickets.
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Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, along with Gopher men’s coach Don Lucia and women’s coach Brad Frost, will shoot pucks into the net and “light the lamp,” signifying the start of the 10-day festival. The ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m.
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Ten Minnesota high school teams will compete in the High School Hockey Faceoff at TCF Bank Stadium next month. The five-game competition will be held Jan. 11 as part of the Hockey City Classic Winter Festival.
In anticipation of the Outdoor Hockey City Classic, officials announced Tuesday that eight ranked teams will be involved in a Jan. 11 event at TCF Bank Stadium. The five-game event is called the High School Hockey Faceoff and will feature some of the top boys and girls high school hockey teams in the state.
The big dig is on. Construction on a new Vikings stadium is well underway. In fact, it’s going so fast that the demolition of the old Dome could happen soon. Mortenson Construction Company, the builder of the new stadium, has already removed 100,000 tons of dirt, creating a vast hole that is essentially a foundation for the new facility. Workers are putting in the pilings to secure the outer perimeter. All of this is in preparation for the last Dome event: the Vikings game against the Lions on Dec. 29.
The Vikings broke ground on a new stadium this week. It’s a project so big, it muscled its way straight onto the list of largest public projects in state history. It’s bigger than the I-35W bridge construction, bigger than the St. Croix bridge crossing. And that’s just the start.
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For more than three decades, the weekend after Thanksgiving has been special for high school football players. This weekend will be the last time the Prep Bowl will be held at the Metrodome. The venue is coming down to make way for a new Vikings stadium. For Noah Rockholl, the quarterback on last year’s football team, Friday is a special day. “You can drive through the streets of Underwood today and I guarantee you won’t see a single person or a car in the town,” Rockholl said. “The whole the whole town’s here.”
Two men attempted to kidnap a University of Minnesota student early Wednesday morning and one of the men used the victim’s own pepper spray against her, the school said in a crime alert.