TCF Bank Stadium will allow alcohol to be served if the Vikings play there, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced Friday, according to Kare 11.
The Vikings and the University have been negotiating the playing of three seasons at TCF Bank Stadium while the Metrodome, home to the Vikings for over 30 years, is renovated. Over $50 million in lost revenue would occur if the Vikings played at the TCF and the renovations on the Metrodome could go up to $918 million.
The University has been considering the problem for some time and is likely to send a proposal of different alcohol policies for college and professional games to the Board of Regents, reported the Star Tribune.
Alcohol sales are currently prohibited at any college athletic facilities on campus. An alumni group has been pushing for legislation to approve alcohol sales in premium seats of the stadium during college events, but have been opposed.