Minnesota United today announced that it will host Aston Villa of the EFL Championship in an international friendly at Allianz Field on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. CT. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Thursday, April 25. Season ticket members, members of The Preserve and newsletter subscribers will have access to presales beginning this week for this game, which is not included in season ticket packages.

  • Season Ticket Members (Field Club & Stadium Club): April 17
  • Season Ticket Members: April 18
  • The Preserve: April 22
  • Newsletter Subscribers: April 23
  • General Public: April 25

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming a club with a history as rich as Villa’s to Allianz Field,” said MNUFC CEO Chris Wright. “From our head coach to our play-by-play commentator, we have some members of our team with ties to the club, and I’m personally excited to be bringing English football to our new home in Saint Paul. This event will only serve to deepen the connections between our clubs and, indeed, our connection to the game of soccer the world over.”

The former club of Head Coach Adrian Heath, who played for the Lions in 1989-90, Aston Villa was founded in 1874 and have played in Villa Park since 1897. A founding club of both the Football League in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992, Villa is one of only five English clubs to have won the European Cup. Aston Villa spent 105 seasons in the top tier of English football, second only to Everton with 114, and were the first club to wear claret and blue as their colors.

To get access to presales for this game, join The Preserve, the official Allianz Field waiting list, or sign up for our newsletter. For more information, visit mnufc.com.

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