- MLS Week 34: Minnesota United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | #MINvVAN
- Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
- Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. CT
- Gates: 2:30 pm CT
- Location: Allianz Field
- Broadcast: Bally Sports North, The CW - Twin Cities and 1500 ESPN (coverage starts at 3:30)
- Tickets: seatgeek.com
- Parking Passes: seatgeek.com
- Broadcast Stream: ballysports.com
Decision Day is once again living up to its name, as the Loons take on the Whitecaps to determine who will make to the postseason. In their most recent matchup, MNUFC took down the Canadian side in a convincing 1-3 win on the road. While the Loons have a slight historic edge, Vancouver is not a team to take lightly. The Whitecaps have won their last three games, scoring seven goals and only conceding one. However, with everything at stake and perhaps the largest crowd in Allianz Field history, MNUFC is sure to have a hefty home-field advantage. The boys in Black and Blue will need to bring a heightened sense of determination and desperation to the pitch on Sunday if they want to secure a result, and with it, a spot in the playoffs. Read on to learn more about all of the exciting things to expect if you're coming to the game on Sunday, including pregame festivities, Fan Appreciation giveaways, a semi-strict dress code and a whole lot more.
All Black Everything
Coming to the game on Sunday? You can wear any color you like... as long as it's black. For the final regular season game of 2022, we are kindly requesting all fans in attendance don their finest black MNUFC attire to black out Allianz Field and strike fear into the heart of our opponents.
March to the Match
MNUFC's faithful Supporters are once again organizing a March to the Match for the biggest game of the season — and they would love to have you join! Follow @TrueNorthElite, @MNDarkClouds, @RedLoons, or @MNWonderwall for more details about how you can get in on the action.
Lawn Layover, presented by Sun Country
Make sure to stop by the Lawn Layover, presented by Sun Country, for some pregame fun, food and festivities. The party begins at 1:30 p.m. CT and will include a number of awesome activities including the chance to:
- Listen to the musical stylings of The Suburbs
- Shoot your shot at the Sun Country inflatable kick game and collect a limited edition MNUFC postcard
- Play some Foosball Friendlies with your friends, presented by Allianz
- Challenge your friend at the Allina Health Team Doc Operation game
- Give Sneaky Fees the Boot at Soccer Kick presented by Bell Bank
- Play some plinko and win some prizes, courtesy of TC Orthodontics
- Learn about the Star Tribune and score some great Loons gear
- Take a picture with your friends at the White Claw big wave photo op
- Fans 21+ will have the chance to snag a free blended margarita sample from Jose Cuervo
- Stop by the Heineken booth and take the pledge to drink responsibly for the chance to win a custom Heineken stadium chair. Free samples of Heineken 0.0 will also be available, so you're a winner no matter what. You can also enter now by clicking HERE. Must be at least 21 years old to enter.
- Enjoy prize giveaways courtesy of the Minnesota Lottery
Target Taking it to the Next Level
As if all of the above wasn't reason enough to stop by the Lawn Layover, our friends at Target are breaking out all the stops for this Fan Appreciation pregame party, including:
- Free, customizable MNUFC Target T-shirt (there's a limited quantity, so get there early!)
- A soccer ball DJ booth
- An immersive photo booth to commemorate the moment
- A play zone for all of your pregame playing needs
- Free face painting and temporary tattoos
- See the skills of a professional soccer juggler at the south gates
- Pins, gaiters, sunglasses or clear fanny packs for fans at every gate
Come hungry because food trucks from The Big Red Wagon, K-Town Street Foods, Potter's Pasties and West Indies Soul Food will be there to provide you with some pregame grub. (As well as two full service bars for fans 21+.)
Merch, Merch, Merch
As always, the MNUFC merch truck will be stationed outside for any and all of your pregame merchandise needs, including, perhaps, a fine black sweatshirt should you miss the dress code memo.
Even when the game ends, the giveaways won't be done. Fans will receive free cereal snack packs, courtesy of Cub and Post on their way out of Allianz Field.
We’ve got great guides on transit options, the quickest routes and the best parking at Allianz Field. Take the time to review your route and plan to leave early to take the stress out of your gameday commute. Click here to learn more.
MAKE SURE TO UPDATE YOUR APP
Make sure to update your MNUFC app before heading to the match! Not only is the app your hub for live game coverage, digital ticket access, stadium maps, and more, new for Sunday, the app will also include a special Gameday Interactives feature, presented by Target. More on that below. Download the MNUFC app today in the Apple Store or on Google Play.
Gameday Interactives, presented by Target
As mentioned above, once you've updated your MNUFC app, keep an eye out for the scoreboard prompts during pregame and halftime for the chance to participate in a synchronized selfie and stadium-wide quiz game for the chance to win awesome prizes, courtesy of Target.
Save your data; connect to the Allianz Field complimentary WiFi. WiFi is available to fans throughout Allianz Field. Log on to #AtomicData AllianzField FanWiFi for access to the internet.
Gates to Allianz Field will be opening at 2:30 p.m. Get there early to avoid long lines.
For the safety of those attending matches, all ticket and in-stadium purchases will be conducted in a touchless manner.
Get the most out of your gameday by learning the dos and the do nots of Allianz Field.