On Sunday, October 21, Minnesota United will close out its two-year stint at TCF Bank Stadium with the final home game of the 2018 season against the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy, presented by Star Tribune, in front of 50,000 fans. The attendance for this Fan Appreciation Match will break a 42-year-old record for a Minnesota soccer team set by the Kicks. To celebrate the record-breaking game and close out 2018 right, MNUFC has a wealth of special events and elements set up for the game, which kicks off at 4:00 p.m. CT. Come early and stay late for everything Minnesota United has planned.
Before the Game
Fans can visit the Target Bullseye Fan Zone from noon to 3:30 p.m. and enjoy family friendly activities, free fall treats, free limited edition scarves and beanies while supplies last, music from DJ Advance and a soccer freestyle performance. There’s also the Official Pre-Match Party at Surly Brewing beginning at 1:00 p.m. and culminating in a March to the Match with the supporters groups. There will also be a performance by local band Sawyer’s Dream on the West Plaza and live DJs spinning music in the stadium. Whatever your pregame plan, be sure to get to the stadium early because of the large number of fans we’re expecting.
The national anthem will be performed by a choir organized by VocalEssence and drawn from choirs at all levels from across the state, including elementary, high school, professional and church choirs. VocalEssence, whose motto is “Together We Sing,” wants everyone in attendance to join the more than 200 singers. The coin toss prior to the start of the match will be performed by Itasca Society member Larry Zelle, who was at the Minnesota Kicks game in 1976 when the previous record was set.
Minnesota United is also featuring throwback pricing on concessions at Stadium Snacks and Goldy’s Grill locations at TCF Bank Stadium, including $2 hot dogs, $1 popcorn, $.75 small fountain sodas and more.
After the Game
Following the game there will be a fireworks display and a special presentation of Minnesota United’s new home, Allianz Field, on the big board, plus a performance by Minnesota’s own Har Mar Superstar on the West Plaza. Autographed and game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off later with proceeds to benefit charity.
For those who can’t make it to the stadium, the game will be nationally broadcast on ESPN and there will be a comprehensive event stream on MNUFC.COM of all the postgame festivities.