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'Same home, new name' | Gophers home officially renamed Huntington Bank Stadium

The change comes after Huntington purchased TCF Bank, which held original naming rights to the Gophers' football stadium.

MINNEAPOLIS — It's official: the building formerly known as TCF Bank Stadium has a new name. 

The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents voted to officially change the stadium's name to Huntington Bank Stadium. 

The name change comes after Huntington Bancshares, Inc. completed its acquisition of TCF Financial Corporation earlier this month. 

According to KARE 11 reporter Gordon Severson, the change will be in place before the first home football game on Sept. 2 against Ohio State. 

TCF Bank originally paid $35 million for the exclusive naming rights to the Gophers' football stadium, and has been the lone name associated with the facility since it opened in 2009. TCF's original agreement gave the company naming rights through the 2030 season; later amendments to the deal added an $8 million contribution to Athletes Village in exchange for adding the stadium logo to the playing surface. Another amendment gave TCF an option to extend the naming rights deal until 2041. 

Terms of the original deal gives TCF's successor the right to take over the stadium's name with the University's consent.

Financial terms of the agreement are expected to remain the same. Huntington Bank and University Relations have also approved a proposed logo.

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