Minnesota United announced today that the Loons will be one of more than 10 MLS clubs from across North America selected to participate in preseason matches and training sessions during the Coachella Valley Invitational (CVI) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. This will be Minnesota’s second-consecutive year participating in the Southern California-based invitational.
The unique training and exhibition event will take place from February 4 – 17, 2024 and marks the largest MLS preseason event in the league’s history. Featuring the full rosters of players, coaches, and management from each team, CVI will provide club management with an opportunity to prepare for the 2024 MLS season in optimum weather at world class facilities. It also will give fans unprecedented access to watch some of the league’s most decorated and popular teams in an intimate and informal setting.
With additional teams still to be announced, clubs participating in the 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational include:
- Austin FC
- Charlotte FC
- LA Galaxy
- Minnesota United FC
- New York City FC
- New York Red Bulls
- Portland Timbers
- San Jose Earthquakes
- St. Louis CITY SC
Minnesota United, in 2024, seeks to improve upon its results during the 2023 edition of the Coachella Valley Invitational. The Loons played a slate of three matches last year: First, the Loons fell 0-1 to the New York Red Bulls before also seeing defeat against the San Jose Earthquakes by a 1-4 score and finally a 0-2 score versus the Vancouver Whitecaps.
A full schedule of exhibition matches will be open to the public and take place on the site made famous by the iconic Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Additional details about the preseason event, including match schedule, ticket on-sale information and media accreditation for the Coachella Valley Invitational, will be announced in the coming weeks.
With more than 250 acres of lush gardens and pristine polo fields, Empire Polo Club is one of the finest facilities for outdoor sporting events and executive conferences, in addition to hosting the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival.
For access to an exclusive presale and additional ticketing information, fans are encouraged to sign up at CoachellaValleyInvitational.com.
Click HERE for Coachella Valley Invitational assets, including Empire Polo Club imagery, CVI logos and team logos.