Minnesota United announce festivities around the club’s annual Pride Game at Allianz Field, presented by SeatGeek, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23 against Austin FC.
The day will kick off with a free vaccination clinic on the Great Lawn before the game from 4:00–7:00 p.m., hosted by Ramsey County, the Minnesota Department of Health and M Health Fairview. The clinic is open to all, and no ticket to the game is required. Participants can pre-register here or register on-site, walk-ins are welcome and no ID or medical insurance is needed. Vaccinations are available for participants aged 12 and up.
Pride in-game elements
- Adidas Pride Pre-Game Top, Pride Collection (hats, scarf and T-shirt), captain’s armband and Pride specialty numbers will be available to purchase with a Register Round-Up at the Black and Blue Team Store. Proceeds will go to Reclaim, an organization working to provide financially and culturally accessible care to queer and trans youth and their families
- Wing Kit with Pride specialty numbers, worn by players on-field, and rainbow captain’s armband
- L’Etoile du Nord honorees Michael and Jack McConnel, the longest married same-sex couple in the country
- Video features on the McConnels and Ryan Adams, who oversees the only gay soccer league in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Gray Ducks
- Allianz Field façade will be lit rainbow
- Pride elements will be seen throughout on the LEDs, video board and stadium TVs
- LED boards during the game will run information from Reclaim for help
- MNUFC broadcasters Callum Williams and Kyndra de St. Aubin will wear the Pride scarf on the broadcast
Additionally, Minnesota United will host a jersey auction of game-worn Pride jerseys, with the proceeds benefiting Reclaim. Announced yesterday, Minnesota United is celebrating its return to full capacity with a near $200,000 donation made to local non-profits and organizations. The first of these grants will be made to Athlete Ally, in honor of Pride.
Minnesota United’s fifth season in MLS continues, now with near full capacity for home games. To get access to presales for the 2021 season, join The Preserve — the official Allianz Field Waiting List — or sign up for Minnesota United newsletters. More information on both can be found at mnufc.com.