Today was a U of MN staff and faculty appreciation event held at the new TCF Bank Stadium. You needed your ID to get in and to receive the free food (hot dogs, chips and pop/water) and free gift (while supplies last!)- which was a seat cushion (maroon color) and TCF also gave out free sweatshirts.
So Pat, Emily, Randy (my co-workers at the Bio-Med) and I hiked down to the new stadium a little before the official start time at 2pm. It was insanely crowded and they did not have good crowd control. There were lines for everything. After we fought the crowds for food and gift, we took a look around the locker room (for which we were not allowed to walk on the carpet and had to walk on plastic) and also had a chance to go on the field with its fake grass. It was a fun event (see more photos in my the Flickr account).