EAGAN, Minn. (KMSP) - The Minnesota Vikings have announced the dates and matchups for high school football games that will be played under the lights at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center on Friday nights this fall.
The events will include a regular-season game on Sept. 28 between Farmington and Eagan, a regular-season game on Oct. 12 between Lakeville North and Prior Lake and three state football quarterfinals playoff games on Nov. 9 and 10.
“High school football is a unifying and long-standing tradition across our country,” Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. “We are honored to host high school football games at our new TCO Performance Center facility. The lessons and values learned playing high school football extend well beyond the playing field. The game of football creates bonds and relationships that last a lifetime.”
“The opportunity to share our new facility with the community and with the high school sports teams was always an emphasis of the design of TCO Performance Center from the beginning,” Minnesota Vikings Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren said. “The chance to connect with fans, parents and players at the high school level is an important part of our ongoing youth football events and we will proudly share our field with Minnesota high school teams.”
Friday night football at TCO
Friday, September 28 – Farmington vs. Eagan (home) at 7:30
Friday, October 12 – Lakeville North vs. Prior Lake (home) at 7:30
Friday-Saturday, November 9-10 – MSHSL Quarterfinal Playoffs