Gophers football to have first sellout in four years

The Gophers football program will have its first sellout since 2015 when Penn State visits TCF Bank Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday, the U said on Twitter Thursday.

Penn State fans have scoffed online about how its taken this long for the Gophers to sell out a big game, with Beaver Stadium holding nearly 100,000 fans, but this is progress for Minnesota.

The 17th-ranked Gophers and fourth-ranked Nittany Lions matchup will be the first sellout since an announced 52,850 attended the 31-21 loss to Wisconsin in November 2015.

TCF Bank Stadium had additional seating to accommodate the Vikings as tenants back then, with current capacity listed at 50,805.

For Saturday’s game, Gophers fans are encouraged to wear maroon and will be provided a gold rally towel. They will match Gophers players in maroon pants, jerseys and chrome gold helmets.

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