See the Minnesota Golden Gophers take on Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Prepare to cheer your team on to victory by looking through venue details prior to game day.
TCF Bank Stadium Seating Information
TCF Bank Stadium holds more than 50,000 fans for Minnesota football home games. Seating starts on the lower level around the stadium, and runs from sections 101-107, 115-125, 127-135 in odd numbered intervals, 108-114 along the visitors sideline to the north, and sections 125-127 and 137-145 lining the home sideline. There is additional seating along the west sideline in sections 146-152. The upper level consists of sections 201-246 surrounding the entire stadium, with the outdoor club seating in sections 1-4 along the home sideline. Seating for students is located on the east side of the stadium behind the band in sections 119-131 and 220-229. The visiting team has seating located in the northwest and northeast corners or the upper level in sections 201-206 and 215-218.
TCF Bank Stadium General Information
Due to safety concerns, the following items will not be permitted inside TCF Bank Stadium: large bags or backpacks, coolers, chairbacks, umbrellas, flags or banners, noisemakers, inflatables, and professional cameras or cameras with a removable lens.
Personal cameras, blankets, and binoculars will be permitted for all Gophers games. Alcohol sales inside TCF Bank Stadium will begin one hour prior to game time and will conclude at halftime. There is no outside food or beverage allowed inside the venue, but snacks, beverages and other food will be available for purchase onsite. There is no smoking permitted anywhere inside TCF Bank Stadium, and there is no re-entry permitted if you do decide to step outside to smoke.
For those interested in the Victory Walk, it will begin 2.5 hours before game time at the corner of 4th and Oak Street. The walk, which will include the band, spirit squad and Goldy Gopher the mascot, will continue through the Tribal Nations Plaza into the black gates at the front of the stadium.
TCF Bank Stadium Parking Information
Season and individual game parking is available around the stadium for a fee. Both have set parking lots, and single-game football parking can be found in the Washington Avenue Ramp, meters around the Commons Hotel, Walnut, the Fieldhouse, Beacon Street and the MAST Lab. In addition, parking can be found on the East Bank, St. Paul, and the West Bank. There will be free fan shuttles available from the St. Paul Fairgrounds Lot and the East Bank, which will run every 15 minutes starting three hours before the game. In addition to driving, biking, taxis, the bus, and the light rail are all other options for getting to the game.
TCF Bank Stadium Tailgating Information
Tailgating is permitted in specified lots only, and there are conditions that apply to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. Tailgating is permitted up to six hours before game time but no earlier than 7 a.m. local time, and it must end four hours after the game or at midnight. Tailgating is only allowed on designated surface lots, and is not permitted on any other University of Minnesota property, parking ramps, or garages. Gas grills, portable generators, small tents that do not require stakes, and alcohol are permitted at the tailgates, but kegs, drinking games, glass, open fires and charcoal grills are not allowed. Each tailgate must only occupy one parking spot, and cannot disrupt the roadway.
TCF Bank Stadium Gate Times
The gates will open two hours before kickoff.
TCF Bank Stadium Accessibility
TCF Bank Stadium is properly equipped to meet ADA standards. Accessible parking is available for those in need at the University Avenue Ramp for a fee, and there will be a shuttle running from the ramp to the stadium. For those who have a season pass, accessible parking is available in the Maroon Lot or Gold Lot, and there will be a designated drop-off along the north side of University Avenue.
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