Minnesota lacks a world-class facility for the most popular international sport. While there are several stadiums in the Twin Cities area, none currently pass the standards for professional soccer. Soccer is better played on natural grass, outdoors and in an intimate setting that provides quality acoustics and is built specifically for a crowd of 20,000-30,000 singing fans. The new soccer stadium will attract better soccer talent and world-class competitions to Minnesota.
To provide a venue which connects Twin Cities communities. The Minnesota United ownership group has committed to privately financing the construction of an outdoor stadium—with natural grass—that is accessible to all people and communities.
Early projected estimates place the cost at approximately $150 million for stadium construction. The new stadium is privately financed and will cost tax payers nothing.
The stadium is located in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, 7.5 miles from downtown Minneapolis and 5 miles from downtown St. Paul at the intersection of Snelling and University.
The Minnesota United ownership group has committed to privately financing the construction of the stadium and will be asking for $0 of tax payer contributions. The MLS franchise will be the first professional team in Minnesota to construct their stadium without a direct public subsidy.
The Minnesota United ownership group is committed to providing affordable tickets for the diverse community of soccer fans in Minnesota.
RD Management owns the existing shopping center surrounding the Midway Stadium site and has committed to expanding and rejuvenating the area with a development plan that could inject up to $450 million of private funding back into the area.
The stadium is projected to provide 1,900 construction jobs with more than $50 million in construction wages. The facility will also host a 1,600 square foot retail store.
Season tickets will be transferred at a first-come first-serve basis. Seating is limited in the new stadium, so current season ticket holders will have priority over future season ticket holders. Once the season ticket limit is hit, fans will be placed on a waitlist.
The stadium is currently designed to hold somewhere between 20,000 and 21,500 seats and will be expandable.
Yes, the supporters section is designed to have safe standing and will be located behind the goal.