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the co-founders of CletusFest have attended football games at every Big Ten Stadium. Although each school visit includes great memories, we thought it would be helpful for Buckeye fans to know what they were getting themselves into when considering a Big Ten road trip. Our Rating is based on a Five Point Scale (5 being best):
Overall Rating: ****
TCF Bank Stadium
The only stadium in the Big Ten that sells beer! Seriously, though, the Metrodome can get loud. The real draw to this locale is seeing a game in a dome. It's a much different experience, and is one I'd truly recommend.
The Minnesota fans we met didn't even know there was a game on Saturday (when asked Friday night). They were more concerned with Gopher Hockey or Basketball (or the Vikings).
There are plenty of parking lots around the stadium. You can get within walking distance for a pretty reasonable price. If you don't have a car, there are some pretty solid bars very close by. We don't find a need to rush, as there is plenty of parking.
Just about 4-5 blocks from the stadium, there is a great nightlife to check out. We definitely recommend staying at a nearby hotel and enjoying the atmosphere in Minneapolis.