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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Minnesota sells out non-premium seating

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Minnesota announced Tuesday that non-premium seating at the new TCF Bank Stadium has sold out, leaving only a small number of seats in the indoor club and suite sections of the venue.

According to the school, more than 10,000 season-ticket accounts were processed during the six weeks after seat selection began on March 30. The student section is sold out except for the 2,000 tickets held for incoming undergraduate, transfer, graduate and professional students, which will go on sale Aug. 15. 

The stadium opens Sept. 12 when the Golden Gophers face Air Force. 

The university's Board of Directors is expected to approve an alcohol ban throughout TCF Bank Stadium at its meeting Wednesday. University president Robert Bruininks reluctantly recommended the stadium-wide alcohol ban after a new state law required Minnesota to sell alcohol throughout the facility or nowhere at all. Minnesota wanted to serve alcohol only in premium seating areas.