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Minnesota Vikings Reach Deal To Play 2015 Season At TCF Bank Stadium; New Stadium Expected To Be Complete By 2016

The Minnesota Vikings reached a deal with the University of Minnesota on Friday to play the 2015 season at TCF Bank Stadium while the Vikings' new facility is under construction. That is anticipated to be the only season the team plays at the Gophers' home field as the the Minneapolis stadium is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2016 season.

According to KFAN, the team will pay a rate of $250,000 per home game while at TCF Bank Stadium. On top of that, the team will split a share of concessions, advertising and sponsorship which could total $3 million.

The Metrodome will still be home through 2014. Work will begin next year, but will not interrupt the Vikings' use of their current stadium until after the 2015 season.

Owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said on Friday that they hope to put in a bid to host the 2017 Super Bowl.

Check out this SB Nation Minnesota story stream for more details on the stadium. For more on the Minnesota Vikings, go to Daily Norseman. You can also get all of your professional football news over at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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