Gophers football home will become Huntington Bank Stadium

The home of Gophers football will have a new name with approval from the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents on Tuesday. “TCF Bank Stadium” is expected to become “Huntington Bank Stadium” in time for the Gophers first game of the 2021 season, Sept. 2 against Ohio State. The new name is at the request […]

Gophers football home will become Huntington Bank Stadium

The home of Gophers football will have a new name with approval from the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents on Tuesday.

The proposed logo for the new name of the Gophers football stadium in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota Regents will vote June 29, 2021 on a name change for TCF Bank Stadium. (Courtesy of the University of Minnesota)

“TCF Bank Stadium” is expected to become “Huntington Bank Stadium” in time for the Gophers first game of the 2021 season, Sept. 2 against Ohio State. The new name is at the request of Huntington.

The outgoing name has been in place since the on-campus stadium was built in 2009, and the change comes after Huntington Bank officially acquired TCF Financial Corporation on June 9. The TCF name will no longer exist.

Gophers Athletics Director Mark Coyle will lead the presentation to Regents on Tuesday before their vote, which is expected to approve the change.

The original agreement between TCF and the U had naming rights in place for 25 years, through 2030. In 2017, an amendment to the naming agreement included an option for TCF Bank to extend the rights deal to 2040.