Minnesota United FC ‘MNUFC Season Opener Road Trip’ Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY: Minnesota United FC ‘MNUFC Season Opener Road Trip’ Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the state of Minnesota who are at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. All entrants must have a valid email address. By entering the sweepstakes, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules.

Employees, officers, and directors, and the members of their immediate families and households, of Minnesota United FC (the “Sponsor”), Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), and Soccer United Marketing, LLC (“SUM”) (collectively the “MLS Entities”), and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, are not eligible to participate or win a prize. For purposes of this Promotion, “immediate families” means spouse, parents, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless where they reside, and “households” means those living in the same household, whether or not related to an ineligible person.

The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. The Sweepstakes is void outside Minnesota and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address.

START/END DATE: The Sweepstakes begins at 7:00 AM CST on January 24, 2018 and ends at 11:59 PM CST on February 11, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Clock of the Sponsor will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: In order to enter the Sweepstakes, eligible entrants must do one of the following during the Sweepstakes period:

  1. Go to http://www.mnufc.com and click on the news story tile, which will link to the online entry form for the sweepstakes hosted on mnunitedtickets.com. By submitting your completed online entry form as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes.

OR

  1. Complete a digital entry form at a Minnesota United FC event and provide it to Minnesota United FC staff, while supplies last. Only a limited number of entry forms are available and will only be distributed at certain Minnesota United FC events. By submitting your completed entry form as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. Entry forms become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

No other method of entry will be accepted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the entry form to be eligible. Incomplete entries are void. Online entrants to the Sweepstakes will be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from MLS Entities; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such e-mails and consenting to do so will not increase your chances of winning.

All entries must include a valid e-mail address for the entrant. In case of multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address, only the first entry received from such person or e-mail address will be considered. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the natural person to whom the applicable domain, ISP or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address shall be deemed the Winner.

Sponsor may be collecting personal data about entrants online. Entrants to the Sweepstakes will be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from MLS Entities. Eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such e-mails and consenting to do so will not increase your chances of winning. All information submitted by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with MLSsoccer.com’s Terms of Service accessible at http://www.mlssoccer.com/terms-of-service, and Privacy Policy accessible at http://www.mlssoccer.com/privacy-policy (both of which are incorporated herein by reference). By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor's collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

RANDOM DRAWING: The Winners of the Sweepstakes (each a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”) will be selected by a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor on February 12, 2018. Drawing will be made at time to be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The decision of Sponsor is final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at the time of the drawing.

PRIZES: 2 total prizes are available to be awarded (each, a “Prize”). Each Winner will receive:

  • Two (2) tickets to attend Minnesota United FC’s first regular season game in San Jose, California against the San Jose Earthquakes, at Avaya Stadium. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $200;
  • Two (2) round trip airplane tickets from Minneapolis, St. Paul Airport to San Jose International Airport. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $800;
  • Round trip transportation for two (2) between the airport and a hotel. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $100; • One (1) night in one (1) hotel room for two (2) persons. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $250; and
  • Round trip transportation for two (2) between the hotel and Avaya Stadium. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $100. Total Retail Value (“ARV”) of Each Prize: $1450.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) associated with each Prize. All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to additional transportation costs, luggage fees, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. Winner’s guest(s) must be eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, unless accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.

The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion. The MLS game date and time is determined in the sole discretion of MLS and/or the applicable MLS club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Exact seat locations at the MLS game will be determined by Sponsor. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event the MLS game is not played due to weather, an Act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance, work stoppage or any other reason. Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the Prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLS Entities reserve the right to remove or deny entry to Winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game. Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for weather, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other event that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the MLS game.

Winner and guest must comply with all travel requirements, which may include, without limitation, presenting necessary identification (including passport and/or driver’s license) at the time of travel. Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. Sponsor is not liable for any missed events or opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay. Winner may be required to provide a credit card at time of hotel check-in. Any costs incurred due to changes to the original itinerary are solely the winner’s responsibility. Travel and accommodations are at the Sponsor’s discretion and subject to availability and change. Seating assignments are subject to availability and at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

NOTIFICATION AND CLAIMING PRIZES: Each Winner will be notified by e-mail by the Sponsor. Each Winner and guest must complete, sign and return to Sponsor Eligibility, Waiver of Liability and Publicity Release Forms within ten (10) business days of the date documents are sent to winner. In the event that any Winner does not return all required properly executed documents within ten (10) business days of the date of issuance, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, delayed, misdirected or returned prize notifications. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or Winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate Winner to be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.

CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL WINNERS: All potential Winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. If a Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, if prize notification or attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, if a winner is deemed ineligible for any reason, or if a Winner declines prize offered, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary and on the dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/INDEMNIFICATION: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant and each Winner agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims or cause of action against the Sponsor, the MLS Entities, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize[s] or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, (b) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (c) late, lost, stolen, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, damaged, garbled, delayed, or undelivered mail, inaccurate, postage-due or garbled entries, via e-mail or mail; (d) injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website; (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize; (f) cancellation or postponement of any MLS game, event or exhibition; (g) any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize.

By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant and each Winner agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability, claims, costs, and other expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from or relating to the entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and a Winner’s receipt and use of a Prize, including but not limited to property damage, personal injury, death, publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, or any intellectual-property related cause of action. Released Parties are not responsible for any human error that may occur in the processing of the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if the prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: Each Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, the MLS Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth above is prohibited. Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, the MLS Entities and/or their respective agents. Sponsor and the MLS Entities shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion.

Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, state of New York without giving effect to choice of law or conflicted law principles (whether of the state of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York.

The Sponsor and the MLS Entities, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes or adversely affecting any entrant’s rights under the Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If any part of the Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law and the remainder of the Official Rules will remain fully in force.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND MLS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND SPONSOR AND THE MLS ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

All online entries must include a valid e-mail address for the entrant. In case of multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address or household, only the first entry received from such person, e-mail address or household will be considered. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable ISP or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

COPY OF OFFICIAL RULES OR WINNERS LIST: For a copy of these Official Rules or the names of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope postmarked by 6/30/18 to: Minnesota United FC ‘MNUFC Season Opener Road Trip’ Sweepstakes, Attn: Sara Daggett, 4150 Olson Memorial Highway, Suite 300, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422. PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting: Official Rules or Winners List.

SPONSOR: Minnesota United FC, 4150 Olson Memorial Highway, Suite 300, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422.

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any other internet or media platform on which this Sweepstakes may be described or promoted.