Gophers spring football game moved indoors due to weather

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The Gophers football program announced Thursday that their spring game, scheduled for Saturday at Huntington Bank Stadium, will instead be played at the team’s indoor training facility in the Athletes’ Village due to forecasts of thunder, lightning and rain for most of Saturday.

The game will still start at 1pm and will be broadcast on BTN, but due to limited space it will not be open to the public. All fan-related activities – including ream drive and diaper drive – that were scheduled to take place on Saturday have been cancelled.

“We are disappointed to move the game indoors,” Gophers coach PJ Fleck said in a statement. “But we wanted to do what was safe for our student-athletes and our fans, and we didn’t want to cancel the game. Moving inside, our fans can watch the game live on BTN or listen to it at radio (KFXN, 100.3-FM). We’ll be sure to plan a fun fan event for the fall.”

The social event will take place during training camp, during which the public will be able to interact with coaches, staff and players. The event will also include ream collection and diaper collection.

This will be the second time in four years the Gophers have moved the spring game indoors due to weather issues. The 2019 game was also moved to the indoor facility.

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