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Univ. Of Minnesota Still Trying To Sell Seats At TCF Bank Stadium
Published September 9, 2009
|UM Has Not Had Buyers For Nine Premium
Suites That Sell For Over $40,000 A Season
ONE FOR ALL: In Minneapolis, Sid Hartman wrote, “No doubt for $288.5[M], the school got one of the great stadiums in the country.” The facility will be an “attraction for its first three or four years, and its 50,805 seats will be sold out for that time.” But after that, it will be the “same story as old Memorial Stadium, where there were a lot of empty seats when the Gophers didn’t win.” Hartman: “I still believe there should have been one stadium for both the Gophers and the Vikings. … And we might lose the Vikings because there wasn’t one stadium” (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/6). Also in Minneapolis, Roman Augustoviz noted most days the stadium will be open to students for intramural sports and, “for special events, to the public” (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/6).