Know Before You Go: MNUFC2 vs. Tacoma Defiance


Matchday 10: MNUFC2 vs. Tacoma Defiance | #MINvTAC
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024
Kickoff: 2:00 p.m. CT
Location: National Sports Center


Game Central

In their Mother's Day matchup against Ventura County FC, the Twos came out swinging, with many close calls up top in the first half. The visitors from Ventura also came out strong with a handful of chances up top, but the MNUFC2 backline stayed strong and secured a shutout for the Loons. Just when all signs pointed to a shootout finale, Loïc Mesanvi found the back of the net in the 92nd minute to secure three points for the home team. Up next, the Loons look to build their momentum against the Tacoma Defiance at the National Sports Center in Blaine. After their strong showing last weekend against VCFC, the Loons have shown their ability to take on MLS NEXT Pro's best. Come see if they can secure a second win in a row this Sunday; get your tickets today at Can't make it to NSC? No problem; you can stream the game for FREE on to catch all of the action.


Matchday Info

Free parking at the National Sports Center will be available in Lots F and G and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tailgating is back at NSC! While we recommend Lot F for any pre-match fellowship, there is no designated area to stick to. We simply ask that fans who plan to take advantage of this opportunity abide by the following restrictions:

  • No glass
  • No charcoal
  • No feeding any wildlife
  • Trash and recycling must be properly disposed of
  • Alcohol must remain in Lots F and G

Fans should plan to enter the NSC Stadium via the North Gate. There will only be one entry gate available on game day, opening 1 hour prior to kickoff.

Tickets are online purchase only. If you don't have tickets ahead of gametime, there will be QR codes posted on signs by the gates of NSC for fans to use to purchase their tickets.

Security Screening and Bag Policy
Standard MNUFC screening procedures will be in place for MNUFC2 games at the National Sports Center. Each guest will be subject to walk through a magnetometer, and guests with bags will be asked to open their bags for a brief search. The clear-bag policy will not be enforced at the National Sports Center Stadium. All bags that are 12” x 6” x 12” or smaller will be allowed into the stadium. Guests with diaper bags or medical bags will have their bags checked and then tagged, but will not have size restrictions. There will not be a bag check service available for games played at the National Sports Center. Any guests with non-admissible bags will be asked to return their bags to their car.

Food & Beverage
Grab-and-go concession items will be available for purchase inside the stadium, including chips and peanuts. There will also be beer, soda and water available to pair with your snacks.

Cashless Purchasing
For the safety of those attending matches, all ticket and in-stadium purchases will be conducted in a touchless manner.

Autograph Alley
MNUFC2 players will be signing autographs on their way back to the locker room after the match. Fans that want to score some signatures should meet behind sections 3 and 4 of the seating bowl, where they will be guided down to the autograph area by event staff. Fans of all ages are invited to participate.

Postgame PKs
Once the players have cleared the field after Autograph Alley, fans between the ages of 3 and 15 will have the chance to take a PK on the very same turf that the team plays on. After signing a waiver, participants gathered behind sections 3 and 4 of the seating bowl will be guided down to the field by event staff.


Matchday Policies

Get the most out of your matchday by learning the dos and the do nots of MNUFC2 games at the National Sports Center.

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