Facility rentals bring in revenues at TCF Bank Stadium

  • Article by: Mike Kaszuba , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 14, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Corporate events, wedding parties all improve the bottom line.

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elmore1Jul. 14, 13 7:39 AM

They should rent this facility (that the state paid half) to the Vikings so we don't build another redundant stadium.

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lowertaxesJul. 14, 13 8:01 AM

What a joke this school has become.

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guth54Jul. 14, 13 9:09 AM

The bad news is they sold beer.

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jonlybonlyJul. 14, 1310:03 AM

Seriously? If you have a facility that can generate revenue when it is otherwise unused - and you have a problem with that?? It would be irresponsible NOT to.

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ronleafJul. 14, 1310:15 AM

Why no mention of DCI Minnesota, a drum and bugle corps competition that attracted over 2,000 competitors and 6,000 spectators that was held yesterday at TCF Bank Stadium?

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keaton12Jul. 14, 1310:43 AM

The U of MN Arboretum hosts hundreds of weddings a year. Did I forget to mention U of MN in my last sentence.

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huggybear28Jul. 14, 1310:52 AM

The sad news is they lost money selling beer.

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nmhoodJul. 14, 1311:02 AM

I'm very happy they are putting TCF Bank Stadium to use in the off-season. However, weddings should not be viewed as "events" from the perspective of generating revenue to cost operating costs.

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guth54Jul. 14, 1311:21 AM

Weddings, band competition, meetings...big deal! The HHH Metrodome hosted roller blading, dog walking, jogging and RC airplane flying! $450k (minus expenses) annually is a fractional contribution to the $303mm construction cost along with the annual operating/maintenance expenses. How come the Strib story doesn't include the UofM's expenses to rent out the stadium for these events? This is a half story! When the truth is told, this will be just like the football beer fiasco.

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ern1983Jul. 14, 1312:16 PM

Really!, a commenter named “lowertaxes” is complaining when the U finds a way to creatively raise funds in the private sector. What will your complaint be when the University discovers a cure for cancer?

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