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Downtown Minneapolis, behind a massive scoreboard, can be seen from a television camera platform in the Gophers' stadium east end zone. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Gopher stadium nearly ready

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MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Tow-Arnett knows Sept. 12 will be a special day.

That is when the Redwood Falls, Minn., native and his teammates first run into the new University of Minnesota football stadium to play a game.


The 6-foot-2, 247-pound senior tight end knows the TCF Bank Stadium will offer a different feel than he has experienced down the street in the Metrodome.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.