About Us

Who We Are

Gopher Sports Spaces offers unique venues for your next event.

TCF Bank Stadium, home of Gopher football, is located in the heart of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus and features multiple club room spaces available for events and meetings throughout the year. It's a monumental contribution to University of Minnesota heritage – as well as a living, breathing icon for the whole community to enjoy. The LEED certified stadium hosts a variety of events including meetings, banquets, wedding receptions, and conferences. Other amenities include audio/visual services, wireless internet access, preferred caterers with full-bar service and stadium tours.

Managed by the Athletics special events team, a branch of the Golden Gopher Fund, Gopher Sports Spaces is comprised of stylish, dynamic locations ranging from 500 to 20,000 square feet and will accommodate up to 800 guests. The spaces include each of the premium club rooms in TCF Bank Stadium, Williams Arena and 3M Arena at Mariucci in addition to several other areas within Gopher Athletics facilities.

For your next meeting or event, make it a unique and memorable experience with Gopher Sports Spaces. Let us take U beyond game day!

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Location

  • Centrally located between Minneapolis and St. Paul on the University of Minnesota Campus

Unique Venues

  • TCF Bank Stadium, Williams Arena, 3M Arena at Mariucci
  • Spaces available ranging from 500-square feet to 20,000-square feet
  • Home to Golden Gopher football, basketball and hockey teams
  • First LEED Certified College Football Facility

Parking, Lodging & Transportation

  • Campus parking surrounding facilities
  • Nearby preferred hotels available
  • Close to city bus lines and METRO Green Line Stadium Village station

Complete Facilities

  • Meeting rooms are equipped with podiums, screens and projectors
  • Wireless internet access throughout facilities
  • Conveniently located near Goldy’s Locker Room team shop
  • Great preferred catering options
  • Numerous add-ons including use of the third-largest scoreboard in collegiate athletics, Goldy Gopher and marching band appearances, etc.
  • Preferred vendors which offer additional savings
  • Wedding packages available

Meet The Team

We are here for you!

Our team will work with you to confirm, plan and execute your event. Please don’t hesitate to contact your dedicated special events team member with any questions or for additional information.


Lindsay SchutterDirector of Special Events


Background

Lindsay serves as the Director of Special Events for the Golden Gopher Fund. She is responsible for the marketing, sales, and event coordination for rental events ranging from weddings and fundraisers to conferences, meetings and trade shows within the Gopher Athletics premium spaces. She also works internally with the Athletics Department on the creation, coordination, and execution of events ranging from donor cultivation and stewardship initiatives to alumni celebrations and team banquets. Lindsay is from St. Paul, MN and earned her undergraduate degree from George Washington University, and her Masters in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management here at the University of Minnesota.

Connect with Lindsay Schutter

Email: schut076@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 626-8032

Dana NelsonAssistant Director of Special Events


Background

Dana serves as the Assistant Director of Special Events for the Golden Gopher Fund. Her responsibilities include coordinating and executing events for the athletics department as well as rental events. She joined Gopher Athletics in 2009 and helped build the special event rental department when TCF Bank Stadium first opened. Dana received her undergraduate degree in Physical Education & Health from Hamline University where she competed in volleyball & track and field. She later earned her Master’s in Athletic & Activities Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

Connect with Dana Nelson

Email: luike009@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 626-6027

Directions & Parking

From I-94

  1. Exit - Huron Blvd.
  2. Left turn at Fulton Street (3 Blocks)
  3. Right Turn on Oak Street
  4. Between TCF Bank Stadium and 3M Arena at Mariucci, turn right to stay on Oak Street
  5. Right turn on 6th Street
  6. Maroon Lots will be on the right-hand side of 6th Street
  7. For the Gopher Lot, stay on 6th Street and make a right turn at 23rd Avenue. Gopher Lot will be on right-hand side

I-35W Northbound

  1. Take exit 18 for University Ave toward 4th St SE/County Rd 36
  2. Turn right onto SE University Ave
  3. Turn left onto 15th Ave SE
  4. Turn right onto SE 5th St
  5. Continue onto 6th St SE
  6. Maroon Lot will be on the right-hand side of 6th Street
  7. For the Gopher Lot, stay on 6th Street and make a right turn at 23rd Avenue. Gopher Lot will be on right-hand side

I-35W Southbound

  1. Take exit 18 for 4th St SE toward University Ave/Hennepin County 36
  2. Turn left onto SE University Ave
  3. Turn left onto 15th Ave SE
  4. Turn right onto SE 5th St
  5. Continue onto 6th St SE
  6. Maroon Lot will be on the right-hand side of 6th Street.
  7. For the Gopher Lot, stay on 6th Street and make a right turn at 23rd Avenue. Gopher Lot will be on right-hand side

Contact Us

To inquire about event spaces at TCF Bank Stadium, Williams Arena, and 3M Arena at Mariucci, please contact:

Office:

TCF Bank Stadium — 420 23rd Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Other Venue Addesses:

3M Arena at Mariucci — 1901 4th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Williams Arena — 1925 University Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Hours:

8 AM – 5 PM. Closing hours depend on the venue event schedule. The University is closed on most major holidays.

Get In Touch

Phone: (612) 626-8032

Fax: (612) 624-9269

Email: icaevent@umn.edu