One of the centerpieces of the new Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center is TCO Stadium, a facility that can seat up to 6,000 fans and where the Minnesota Vikings held their annual night time practice as part of Training Camp on Saturday night. In addition for being something that the Vikings can use, TCO Stadium will also play host to high school football games, and the team has announced that five such contests will be held there over the course of this season.
The first high school game at TCO Stadium will take place on Friday, 28 September, and will feature Farmington High School taking on Eagan High School. Following that, Friday 12 October will see Lakeville North High School battling it out with Prior Lake High School. Eagan and Prior Lake will serve as the home teams for their respective games.
After that, the facility will play host to three Minnesota State High School League quarterfinals contests on Friday, 9 November, and Saturday, 10 November. Obviously, the teams for those matchups have yet to be determined. The MSHSL finals will take place on Saturday, 24 November at U.S. Bank Stadium.
While five games might not sound like a lot for the facility, it stands to reason that there are still a lot of things to be worked out. After all, the facility only came online a couple of weeks before Vikings Training Camp. So, I’m guessing that in future years that number is going to increase.