The University of Minnesota has agreed to allow the Vikings to play at the Golden Gophers’ TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the Vikings’ new stadium is constructed, the university said Wednesday.
The deal must be approved by the university’s Board of Regents, the university’s governing body. The board is slated to vote on the agreement Friday.
According to the Associated Press, TCF Bank Stadium would be the home field of the Vikings in 2014 and 2015 if the agreement is approved.
TCF Bank Stadium opened in 2009 and seats 50,720 people. The stadium was pressed into NFL action late in 2010 when heavy snow caused the roof at Mall of America Field — long known as the Metrodome — to collapse. TCF Bank Stadium hosted the Vikings’ December game vs. Chicago — a game that could very well go down as Brett Favre’s final NFL start.
The Vikings’ final season at the Metrodome is 2013.