The stadium will initially hold approximately 19,400 fans with avenues for expansion in the future. Included in the United seating plan is safe standing space in a dedicated Supporters Section along with a variety of suites, club seats, loge boxes and general seating.
Fan sections will be covered by a 360-degree canopy that will serve two purposes: to keep the noise of the crowd contained within the stadium and to protect fans from the elements throughout a match. Approximately 85% of the crowd will be protected from inclement weather by a translucent polymer mesh rainscreen.
Field Heating System
Like Target Field, the new Minnesota United soccer stadium at Midway will use a hydronic field heating system to keep the grass in optimal shape even during early spring and cold late-fall matches. The comprehensive climate control system for the grass includes an advanced drainage system that will harness and re-use stormwater, minimizing discharge.
The stadium is being built with fans as the top priority. As such, every seat in the stadium will provide fantastic sight lines to all the action on the pitch. The closest seat will be 17 feet away from the pitch, while the farthest seat from the sideline will be just 125 feet away—providing one of the most intimate settings in all of professional sports. The steep rake (33.4 degrees in the upper bowl and 34.75 degrees in the Supporters Section) will put fans right on top of the action.
LED lighting outside the stadium will allow it to change colors, light intensity and patterning to reflect the festivities inside as well as shift to represent initiatives and ideas of the club. The elegant “flow” design concept will dazzle soccer fans and Minnesotans alike as it simultaneously blends in and stands out in a reinvigorated Midway neighborhood.
Distributed Antenna System
Never miss a call, never miss a moment—the Minnesota United stadium at Midway will allow fans to follow along online and post their favorite moments of the match flawlessly on social media platforms.
Whether walking, driving, biking or taking public transportation, getting to Midway Stadium is easy and convenient. Centrally located on a major light rail and bus rapid transit lines as well as highway access, you can arrive from anywhere with ease.
For celebrations pre-match, post-match and throughout the week, Midway Stadium will lend itself to soccer fans and all Minnesotans. The stadium is designed to revitalize a 34-acre site, including a 1.5-acre green space to the north of the stadium to bring a touch nature to Midway. The new stadium is designed to be bird-safe, with energy efficient and sustainable features.