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.
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