3M signs deal with Minnesota Golden Gophers The University of Minnesota and 3M announced a new sponsorship on Monday, the latest in a 90-year relationship between two of the state’s largest institutions. This 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship of Gopher Athletics includes the naming rights to Mariucci Arena. Keeping the historic Mariucci name, the Gopher hockey facility will now be known as 3M Arena at Mariucci.
Royal Credit Union partners with Minnesota Golden Gophers EAU CLAIRE, WI – Royal Credit Union (Royal) is partnering with the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the 2016-17 men’s basketball and men’s hockey seasons. In partnership with Gopher Athletics at the University of Minnesota, Royal is the sponsor for the Gopher Men’s Hockey series against rival University of Wisconsin Badgers in Mariucci Arena on Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m. Royal will be running an on-ice promotion during each game and offering giveaways through an interactive booth in the concourse which will feature their new Smart Connection young adult program.