At an event today at the offices of corporate partner Allianz Life, MNUFC unveiled the plans and design of a new sculpture that will stand at Allianz Field and recognize the contributions of the club’s Itasca Society members. Limited to 11,842 fans — one for every lake in Minnesota — the society is made up of season ticket holders who supported the club during its inaugural MLS season in 2017.
The sculpture, which will stand at the stadium’s southwest corner near Snelling Ave and I-94, will consist of 12-foot-high letters spelling out the word “U-N-I-T-E-D.” Seeking to balance space constraints and legibility, MNUFC gave members of the Itasca Society the opportunity to provide a limited number of characters for an individual or family name. The result is more than 4,000 individuals, families and businesses represented on the letters, which will span more than 65 feet when completed.
“This sculpture provides an unmistakable image for all who pass by, and with it a clear reminder of who we are and the principles for which we stand,” said MNUFC Managing Partner Dr. Bill McGuire. “The word ‘United’ is a central element of our club and it symbolizes our goals of unifying our fans, our players, our community and our region around soccer and shared principles. We are honored to commemorate our Itasca Society members on this iconic work of art.”
Becoming a 2018 season ticket holder today guarantees you a seat at Allianz Field in 2019. Get your tickets for next season at MNUFC.COM or by calling 763.4SOCCER.