The other day I got a tour of the new TCF Bank Stadium, the future home of the UofM Golden Gophers, which is currently under construction. The tour was due is my involvement in the Stadium Area Advisory Group, comprised of the UofM and the neighboring communities and other muninipalities that have a stake in having a new stadium on campus and all the people it will attract. The stadium is coming along on budget and on time to be open for the 2009-2010 football season. One of the most amazing things I noticed in the new stadium is the monstrous facility for the Marching Band. It seems they have more locker room space then the football team. The new facility will consolidate the band’s facilities currently spread across a number of buildings. The home team locker room will also be pretty impressive, shaped like a giant football. You can see more on the stadium here
I took a number of photos on the tour including the suit level the home team locker room and the band area. The building is still pretty rough but you can get a decent idea of the shape and scale of things to come. The photos should be up on my Flickr and here by this weekend, I’m more than a little busy with work and moving in the next few days.