Early next week, Minnesota United FC will commemorate a major milestone, as the organization will break ground on its new stadium.
To be located in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, the stadium is one of the centerpieces of Minnesota’s future in the MLS. As it has been proposed, the stadium will anchor a larger mixed-use development plan that spans more than 34 acres.
A step toward the stadium’s construction will take place on Monday, December 12, when Minnesota United FC hosts the groundbreaking ceremony. The event will include local dignitaries, as well as United officials and MLS commissioner Don Garber. Most of the major construction work will begin at a later date, but Monday’s event is expected to set the stage for early work. More from the Pioneer Press:
The event will be ceremonial for the privately financed $150-million stadium but will set up initial prep work to be done on the site at the corner of Interstate 94 and Snelling Avenue. The club plans to provide further construction timeline details on the 20,000-seat structure during Monday’s event, but it remains on track to be open sometime during the 2018 season.
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will attend the 2 p.m. Monday’s event at the stadium site, 415 Pascal St.
Until the new stadium opens, the United will play its home games at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota and Atlanta are joining the MLS as expansion franchises in 2017.