Gophers spring game moved inside due to weather, closed to public

University of Minnesota football fans who were excited to watch the team scrimmage on Saturday got some bad news Thursday.

Due to the weather forecast, the Gophers spring game was moved indoors to Athletes Village and closed to the public. The spring game was supposed to be played at Huntington Bank Stadium at 1 p.m. in front of fans.

The spring game will still air on BTN and the Gopher Radio Network.

Additionally, the fan-related events accompanying the spring game — including the oar collection and diaper drive — were also canceled.

“We are disappointed to move the game indoors,” Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck said. “But we wanted to do what was safe for our student-athletes and fans, and we did not want to cancel the game. By moving inside, our fans can watch the game live on BTN or listen to it on the radio. We will be sure to plan a fun fan-friendly event for the fall.”

While no concrete plans for a fall fan event have been made, the program said it does plan to create something for the public to interact with coaches, staff and players, as well as the oar collection and diaper drive.