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    Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    I was watching the Big10 Media day and Tim Brewster (HC) of Minnesota was talking about their stadium.

    I thought I'd check it out.

    It's very nice! I'm not a Gopher fan by any means, but I have to admit this stadium is NICE!

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    My only wonder is if having their own stadium will affect recruiting for the better. It is Minnesota and playing indoors may have been a great attraction for talent from down south.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    that is pretty awsome. ISU needs to get a home/away series set up with the Gophers.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    I was watching the Big10 Media day and Tim Brewster (HC) of Minnesota was talking about their stadium.

    I thought I'd check it out.

    It's very nice! I'm not a Gopher fan by any means, but I have to admit this stadium is NICE!

    TCF Bank Stadium

    My only wonder is if having their own stadium will affect recruiting for the better. It is Minnesota and playing indoors may have been a great attraction for talent from down south.
    It will definitely have a positive effect on recruiting, if for nothing else because it is new. Minn needs to close their boarders and steal a few from Ill, Ohio, Penn. and supplement with Fl, Cal, and Texas.
    As a program Minn should be at least on par with Iowa and UW.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Yeah, great stadium, too bad Tim Brewster's Twitter is the anti-recruiter.

    Also, his blatant lying about his coaching record is nice, too. If you check out his Web site, the Iowa game last year (55-0) didn't even happen.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by DolphLundgren View Post
    Yeah, great stadium, too bad Tim Brewster's Twitter is the anti-recruiter.

    Also, his blatant lying about his coaching record is nice, too. If you check out his Web site, the Iowa game last year (55-0) didn't even happen.
    I was under the impression his recruiting has been good.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    I've driven by the stadium a few times, and it is very, very impressive.


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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Nice and new but only seats 50k and has fewer suites and club seats than the Jack. I do realize it could be expanded to 80k in the future but this doesn't seem likely. I was just in Minneapolis last week and everyone I talked to was a Viking fan and it was like the Gophers didn't exist.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    Nice and new but only seats 50k and has fewer suites and club seats than the Jack. I do realize it could be expanded to 80k in the future but this doesn't seem likely. I was just in Minneapolis last week and everyone I talked to was a Viking fan and it was like the Gophers didn't exist.

    Yur rite on....to most minnesotans the u of minnesota does NOT evenexist in their mind!!!

    I doubt that the goffers can even fill a 50K stadium...wait til november and the bad weather sets in and nobody wants to sit outside....

    Good luck gofers yur gonna need it!!!!



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    Nice and new but only seats 50k and has fewer suites and club seats than the Jack. I do realize it could be expanded to 80k in the future but this doesn't seem likely. I was just in Minneapolis last week and everyone I talked to was a Viking fan and it was like the Gophers didn't exist.
    I don't believe that is that unusual in cities that have professional teams. If individuals don't have a connection somehow to the local university, they are not really close followers....especially if they don't have a lot of current successes on the field.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    that is pretty awsome. ISU needs to get a home/away series set up with the Gophers.
    I think that would be a great idea, but I doubt that ISU wants 2 big ten teams taking up their 4 non-conference games.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    Yur rite on....to most minnesotans the u of minnesota does NOT evenexist in their mind!!!

    I doubt that the goffers can even fill a 50K stadium...wait til november and the bad weather sets in and nobody wants to sit outside....

    Good luck gofers yur gonna need it!!!!
    Still, it's all about recruiting. Get players in for visits in the early games and they'll do OK. Brewster is a great recruiter and no doubt this stadium has helped him close the borders of that state. Honestly, I'd love to schedule Minny dropping iowa to every other year.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post

    I doubt that the goffers can even fill a 50K stadium...wait til november and the bad weather sets in and nobody wants to sit outside....
    Eh...having lived in Minnesota for 6 years, their November isn't much different than our November, and Iowa/ISU have no problem putting butts in seats in November. As for late December / early January, that's where there's a real difference.

    Just my $.02.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Parking is going to be crazy around that stadium.




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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    For the record, it's called Kinnick North.



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    Re: Minnesota Gophers Stadium

    Iowa fans are just happy they don't have to figure out how to take the goal posts out of the Metrodome anymore...


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