University Makes Costly Scheduling Mistake – Again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A traveling drum and bugle corps has been bumped from TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota.
It's the second time in two years that Drum Corps International has had to give up its slot, and organizers are unhappy.
In 2014, the university's Athletics Department forced the group to make way for a free concert, costing the school an estimated $125,000 in lost revenue.
Recently, the school told the same group to move its July 16 event to make room for a private football camp run by coach Tracy Claeys.
The Star Tribune reports the move also is expected to cost the "U'' tens of thousands of dollars in lost rent.
Officials say they mistakenly double-booked the facility last fall and didn't discover the problem until months later.