Vikings set to play at University of Minnesota
May 9, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota have reached an agreement for the NFL team to play at the college's TCF Bank Stadium during the construction of the franchise's new building.
Details were not provided by the university, but the deal is subject to approval by the school's Board of Regents. The operations committee is set to meet Thursday with the full Board to vote Friday.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the agreement is for 2014 and 2015. It would allow the Vikings to play only Sunday games and one weeknight game per season at the stadium that also houses the Golden Gophers' football team.
The Vikings will play the 2013 season at the Metrodome, their home since 1982.
A new $975 million stadium plan for the Vikings was approved by team, state and city officials last May. The team hopes to break ground near the site of the current Metrodome in October before the old building is demolished some time in early 2014.
The Vikings' new stadium is expected to be ready for the 2016 season.