Need to pick up a few extra bucks? Workers at TCF Bank Stadium still need help with the arduous task of clearing off the 50,000-seat stadium before the University of Minnesota's big game Saturday against Ohio State. It pays $10/hour and shovelers can pick from two different shifts: 1-5 p.m. or 6-10 ... More >>
Outside the American Indian OIC along East Franklin Avenue, Dawn Bjoraker's teeth chatter in the harsh cold. It's early, the sun barely making its way over the skyscrapers surrounding her. Perhaps Bjoraker's family would still be sleeping or curled up by a fireplace in these conditions, but not to ... More >>
You can be sure there will be lots of talk about and condemnation of the Washington Redskins' nickname in the Twin Cities this week, as the team prepares to square off against the Vikings on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.But at least one group is using local media to present a counterargument to the an ... More >>
One Direction can not be contained! By a roof, anyhow. The heartthrob lads just announced plans for a late-summer run in 2015, and they've graduated to stadiums.Given the scream quotient at these events, open air is the best possible scenario for the truckload of voices ripping apart while Harry Sty ... More >>
Iggy Azaleawith Walk The MoonTCF Bank Stadium, MinneapolisFriday, October 17, 2014One strange thing about an Iggy Azalea concert is that while it pulls from hip-hop, it also skips blithely past it. At its essence, Australian rap sensation puts on a pop concert, grabbing genre tropes to toy with alo ... More >>
Earlier this month, University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler appeared on MPR's The Daily Circuit to talk about the direction of the school. Buried near the end of that interview was a quick, though important, conversation about football. The university has leased TCF Bank Stadium to the Minnes ... More >>
The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media wants the University of Minnesota to prohibit the Washington NFL team from playing on campus at TCF Bank stadium on November 2 unless the team changes its nickname.But U officials, citing the terms of its lease with the Vikings, say they don' ... More >>
Just when you thought National Anthem couldn't get more viral, the wickedly talented Idina Menzel has been tapped to perform it at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, which will be held July 15 at Target Field. Famous for singing the Oscar-winning "Let it Go" in the box office smash Frozen and having John ... More >>
Today, MLB put up free tickets for the 2014 All-Star Weekend show featuring Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere at TCF Stadium. Unfortunately, this generosity has already backfired for some fans. Many thousand tickets for the July 12 concert went fast, and the radioactive complaints started piling up reg ... More >>
Imagine Dragons are officially the drum-banging boys of summer. During the 2014 MLB All-Star Game weekend, they'll be in town for a show at TCF Bank Stadium.Joining them for the 2014 Target All-Star Concert is Minneapolis rap's crowning figures, Atmosphere. After ID collaborated with Kendrick Lamar ... More >>
The Vikings have released information about ticket prices for games at TCF Bank Stadium, and unsurprisingly, going to a game won't be as cheap as it was at the Metrodome.SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweetsThe cheapest single-game ticket at TCF Stadium ... More >>
Passion PIt With Hoodie Allen TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis September 27, 2013 It's hard to think of a band better suited for a college show than Passion Pit. On the surface level, their energetic dance pop is the perfect soundtrack for a party with 10,000 people, which is basically what Friday's h ... More >>
We get it, Passion Pit -- you're a huge deal. From a pair of First Avenue shows last fall to a headlining gig at Summer Set just over the border in Wisconsin this year, the Cambridge synth-pop act has a draw that's on the rise. With an EDM sensibility fused inside their indie circuitry, the group ha ... More >>
The Twins keep slicing their payroll. On Tuesday, the organization drew tons of heat after unveiling a plan that would've charged fans $15 to watch batting practice. (They scrapped the idea later that day!) And after an ugly three-game sweep in Kansas City, the team's record is back in familiar terr ... More >>
Booze sales at TCF Bank Stadium seem to have been a win-win both for the U of M's athletics department and for police.SEE ALSO: Beer sales at TCF Bank Stadium means Gophers football finally leads Big Ten in something Not only did booze sales bring in nearly a million bucks, but the Gophers' 2012 hom ... More >>
Attempting to even enter your own kitchen when temperatures are in the 90s seems ill-advised, which is why we like to get out and explore this Week in (hot, humid) Food -- especially when it means making your own mozzarella or sucking down Deschutes brews. 7/24 Want to go vegetarian but worries ab ... More >>
The Minnesota Gophers football team is finally first in the Big Ten!No, not in the standings, silly. That's preposterous. But the Gophers are the first team in the conference to allow alcohol sales at their stadium.Earlier this week, legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing beer ... More >>
Related:River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupSoundset 2012 lineup announced, includes Big K.R.I.T.Slideshow: Skrillex at Skyway TheatreU2 at TCF Bank Stadium, 7/23/11 The inaugural running of the River's Edge Music Festival will bring Tool, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, the Flaming ... More >>
The scent of mini donuts that wafted past the gates at the TCF Bank Stadium last Saturday had nothing to do with football. Instead the scent was emanating from the road warriors at the Chef Shack: their signature dessert of fried dough tossed in an alluring mix of spices that include cinnamon, su ... More >>
Sometime between meeting with Somali Minnesotans to help solve the famine crisis in Africa and performing under pummeling rain in front of thousands upon thousands of fans at Dinkytown's TCF Bank Stadium, U2 found time last weekend to go ahead and revolutionize the concert experience by snapping ... More >>
Snowmageddon hits Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.The Blizzard of 2010 deflated the Metrodome and the Vikings had to scurry to Detroit for a "home" game. TCF Bank Stadium looked like the Planet Hoth when the Bears showed up last Monday night to knock Brett Favre on his noggin'. An ... More >>
Chris Kluwe over shares on Twitter.Vikings punter Chris Kluwe appreciates the hard work everyone's done to try and get TCF Bank Stadium ready for tonight's Vikings-Bears game. Really, he does. But even so, he took to Twitter yesterday after practice to complain about the "trainwreck" of a fr ... More >>
Digging out.Chris Kluwe notwithstanding, TCF Bank Stadium appears to be ready for tonight's Vikings-Bear's match. In order to that in just four days, workers managed to clear the field and stands of some 30,000 cubic yards of snow. And they managed to do it despite "help" from these two clo ... More >>
More snow. Oh boy.Where in the heck are we going to put more snow? Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared snow emergencies again, as a fresh storm dumped a load all rush-hour misery all over the Twin Cities for the second time in just barely more than a week. Here's what you need to know:
You could sit at home and watch the big game stuffing your face and thanking the heavens you aren't one of those braving the cold to cheer on the hope dwindled Vikings live in the chilling flesh at TCF Stadium. You could be a Snowy McSnowerton and bitch about the weather all night. Or you could ... More >>
MSFCThe Metrodome roof still isn't safe for repair crews.Ice and snow have started to build up in the remaining collapsed roof panels over the Metrodome field, and workers today fired a shotgun round into one of them to bring it down as a precaution. Three of the panels dramatically gave way ... More >>
Screw the cold. These folks love money and football.
TCF Bank Stadium: No beer here.It's not clear when The Great Excavation at TCF Bank Stadium will be complete, but two other mysteries have been solved ahead of the Vikings hosting the Bears on Monday Night Football.
Come back tomorrow.You snooze, you lose. The University of Minnesota sent out notice a few minutes ago that there are no more openings for snow shovelers at TCF Bank Stadium today. But there's always tomorrow as the Vikings struggle towards making the Bank their home against the Bears on Mon ... More >>
New rules for the rest of the winter.The post-blizzard news keeps getting worse. Starting tomorrow, and until April 1 unless the City says otherwise, it will be against the law to park your car on the even-numbered sides of city streets. That is to say, about half of the available on-stree ... More >>
The Metrodome is out of service, so the Vikes will move across the river.Are you ready for some outdoor football? The Metrodome is still torn and frayed from the blizzard, so the Minnesota Vikings are going to host the Chicago Bears at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium on Monday ... More >>
Photo: FacebookLike a plague of locusts.The Vikings and the University of Minnesota put out the call a little while ago for paid volunteers to start shoveling snow out of TCF Bank Stadium ahead of Monday night's Vikings-Bears match. And as you can see from the photo below, a plague of snow sh ... More >>
Workers race to clear snow for Monday's Vikings game at TCF Stadium.About 150 workers -- most of them hired from temp agencies around the region -- shoveled diligently today in an attempt to prepare the University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium in time for Monday night's Vikings game. "Snow tomor ... More >>
TCF Stadium ticket sales are weakSwanky new stadiums only go so far: The University of Minnesota is reporting that it's having a hard time selling tickets to students to watch their very own Golden Gophers ahead of the 2010 season, just a year after the same seats sold out well in advance. Th ... More >>
Now that's planning ahead: On the heels of postponing their June 27 show at the TCF Bank Stadium in Dinkytown due to Bono's back surgery, U2 have announced a make-up show in Minneapolis on July 23, 2011. The band issued this statement from manager Paul McGuinness:
A booze-free zoneTCF Bank Stadium will remain a booze-free football field for the time being. Rather than adopt a compromise approved in the Minnesota Legislature that would have allowed alcohol sales in the most expensive seating areas at TCF Bank Stadium, along with some of the general adm ... More >>
David ShankboneThe professional difference-maker himselfNews has come out of Berlin (via MPR) that Bono of U2 and Africa-centric charity fame has hurt himself "preparing for" the band's upcoming tour. No specifics of how the injury occurred were released, but at age 50 the number of ways you can ... More >>
Good news for Gophers fans and stadium-goers looking to get their booze on in TCF Stadium: a bill that would allow stadium vendors to sell alcohol passed through the Senate Finance Committee yesterday and is heading toward the full chamber.University regents originally wanted beer and liquor to b ... More >>
The bill would allow the university to serve alcohol at the stadium as long as it agrees to fund a scholarship account with the proceeds.
It looks like U2 fans planning to attend their show next summer at the TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota will have to do some football-style tailgating before heading into the show if they plan to be liquored up for the epic performance.
Sounds like there may be an unforgettable fire at TCF Stadium next year. Stay tuned.
More farce at the stadium of the absurd
We understand the need to continue drinking to actually enjoy watching the Gophers play. Here are some ways to smuggle in some fun.
Hubert's -- What will become of thee?
Plan on attending a Gopher game at the new TCF Stadium this fall? If you're a college student with any alcohol-related tickets under your belt, be prepared to blow before entry. If you fail, you'll be turned away. Even if you're over 21.
President Robert Bruininks plans to recommend that alcohol be banned at the on-campus stadium as well as all other campus sports arenas.
The Vikings beat down the Jags; the Gophers crumble; the Wild begin to show signs of weakness.