Minneapolis isn't home to an FCS team, but the city will host two FCS games in 2019, though each game will be played on different sides of the Mississippi River.
Two days after Minnesota hosts South Dakota State at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 29, North Dakota State will "host" Butler at Target Field on Saturday, Aug. 31. TCF Bank Stadium is roughly 3,000 feet east of the Mississippi River, and Target Field is roughly 3,000 feet west of the Mississippi River.
Two FCS games. Same city. Two days apart. Different sides of the river.
While that two-game set is a 50-50 geographical split, the rest of the 2019 schedule leans heavily to the east. Seventy percent of all FCS regular-season games will be played east of the river:
Two hundred and twenty-two different cities in 46 different states (plus Washington, D.C.) will host the 824 FCS games this season. Philadelphia leads all cities with 12 games, followed by Houston and Charleston (11 apiece).
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Sixteen other cities will host at least seven games:
Minnesota's two games are tied for 40th-most among all states, miles behind Texas and New York, who lead with 54 and 53 games, respectively. Nine more states will host at least 25 games. (Alaska, Nebraska, Vermont, and Wisconsin are the only states without a game.)