TCF Bank Stadium, home to the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team, opened for the fall 2009 season, and boasts the second largest scoreboard in college football. The scoreboard, called a videoboard, will be 48 feet high and 108 feet wide and will use LED video display technology. The videoboard, at a cost of $9-million, will be the fifth largest scoreboard in the nation for college and professional sports venues.
TCF Bank Stadium cost a total of $288.5 million, 52 percent of which came from the University of Minnesota in some way. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has donated $10-million to go towards the cost of TCF Bank Stadium venue construction. Of that $10 million, $2.5 million will be used for scholarships for American Indian and low-income students, which will be matched by the University. In return for the large contribution, the tribe will help name and shape the TCF Bank Stadium's main gate area to honor the heritage of Minnesota's 11 Indian tribes.
In November of 2008, the University Minnesota Board of Regents proposed the sale of alcohol at the new TCF Bank Stadium, even though the University is a dry campus. The alcohol is proposed to only be available to those who paid for the expensive seats and private suites. There is controversy, as some feel this is discrimination against any students who are of legal drinking age. It was announced in June 2009, however, that the TCF Stadium will be dry for all seats. However after the first season of Minnesota Golden Gophers football at TCF Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Legislature took a second look at allowing alcohol in the premium seats after it was reported the extremely high revenue loss from concession stands without alcohol.
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