MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota has secured another $8 million toward its athletics facilities project thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with TCF Bank.

The bank secured naming rights for the Golden Gophers football stadium in 2005, a 26-year deal worth $35 million for the university. New athletic director Mark Coyle helped spearhead an amendment to that agreement to allow TCF to contribute new money to the Athlete’s Village, a sprawling practice and workout facility currently under construction.

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In return for the new money donated, TCF receives the option to extend its naming rights deal with the football stadium for another 10 years through the 2040 season.

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The university has a goal of $190 million for the project. The latest contribution brings the total of funds raised to $120 million.

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