U Regents approve renaming of Gophers football stadium to Huntington Bank Stadium – Twin Cities

When the Gophers football team takes to the field for the 2021 season opener, they will do so at Huntington Bank Stadium.

The name of the home on U’s campus was officially changed from TCF Bank Stadium with the approval of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents at its meeting on Tuesday.

The change is effective immediately, with a new logo and signage expected to be in place when the U takes on Ohio State at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2.

“We are delighted to partner with Huntington Bank and are delighted to play at Huntington Bank Stadium this season and beyond,” athletic director Mark Coyle said in a statement. “Huntington is committed to serving its communities by providing exceptional service and providing a superior customer experience. This partnership will allow Gopher Athletics to continue to strive for excellence and focus on the success of our student-athletes.

Huntington Bank merged with TCF earlier this month and will have 80 branches in the Twin Cities area. The original naming rights agreement between U and TCF Bank included contingencies for these types of business changes.

“The University of Minnesota remains an important partner as we begin the process of bringing the Huntington brand to the Twin Cities,” Mike Jones, president of Huntington Bank for Minnesota, said in a statement.

The name TCF Bank Stadium has been in place since the building opened in 2009.

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