Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - Get ready for full capacity at all Golden Gopher sporting events this fall.

Gopher Athletics made the announcement today that it plans to operate at full capacity for live sporting events when the teams return to action for the 2021-2022 academic year. The first ticketed sports slated to welcome full capacity crowds at its venues include soccer, volleyball, and football.

“We are excited to safely welcome fans back into our venues,” said Director of Athletics Mark Coyle. “We will follow all University, local, and state guidelines, and we are looking forward to our fans once again providing a tremendous advantage for our Gopher student-athletes when they compete on campus."

photo from Gophersports.com
photo from Gophersports.com

"We are so thankful for our fans, donors, and sponsors who helped provide necessary resources for our student-athletes last season, but we missed seeing and hearing them at games. We cannot wait to welcome everyone back to campus in a few months, while still providing our fans with a safe and enjoyable experience," Coyle said.

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Minnesota’s football and volleyball schedules for the upcoming season are set. A non-conference schedule is still being established for soccer, while conference matchups were recently announced.

Gopher Football Opens Season In Primetime

Gopher Football opens up the 2021 season in a primetime matchup on Thursday, September 2nd when it hosts Ohio State at 7 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now for fans looking to get back to TCF Bank Stadium and start as low as $35 per game. Minnesota will also host Miami (Ohio), Bowling Green (Homecoming), Nebraska, Maryland, Illinois, and Wisconsin this season.

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Gopher Athletics also anticipates a return to traditional fan activities surrounding its football games, including tailgating.


The 2021 season will also include a return of the popular Gopher Pass which will be available for purchase on July 1.

Single-Game Tickets Available To General Public Starting July 15


Single-game tickets for all seven home games will be available exclusively to Gopher Score members on July 13, with tickets available to the general public on July 15. Flexible Mini Plans will also be available for fans to purchase multiple games of their choosing beginning on July 13. Away game tickets for Minnesota's five road games can be requested beginning on June 24 with tickets being allocated based on Gopher Score rank four weeks prior to each game.

Minnesota will also be transitioning to mobile tickets for all ticketed events on campus. Additional information and tutorials will be shared directly with ticket holders. This transition to mobile tickets allows for improved ticket delivery and management features.

Those who can't make it to a Gopher Football game can always catch the action on News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM and 96.9 FM or on FUN 104.3. You can also stream the games live on their station apps.

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