Gophers football home gets new name: Huntington Bank Stadium

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The home for Minnesota’s football games has a new name: Huntington Bank Stadium. The university’s board of regents has approved the change by a 9-2 vote. The 50,000-seat facility opened for the Gophers on campus in 2009 as TCF Bank Stadium. Huntington Bank’s acquisition of the Minnesota-founded TCF Bank was finalized earlier this month. The newly merged company will have headquarters in both Detroit and Columbus, Ohio. TCF bought the original naming rights for $35 million. That contract runs through the 2030 season. Huntington can extend it by 10 years for an additional $17.6 million.