Minnesota United Stadium
|Country||United States of America|
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||$ 150 mln|
|Construction||12.12.2016 - 2018|
Description: Minnesota United Stadium
Planned stadium for Minnesota United could not be built within Minneapolis’ city boundaries, thus a plot western Saint Paul was selected for the MLS development. Area of 34.4 acres (14 hectares) lies in Snelling-Midway neighbourhood, which effectively provides great road and public transport access to residents of both cities.
The quarter will not only host the 20,000-capacity stadium (with expansion in mind to 24,474), but also office and residential buildings, as well as a hotel and leisure uses, including fitness center and cinema. The football venue will take southern part of the plot, being visible well from nearby highway. Significant green areas are to be incorporated in the scheme, primarily two plazas leading to the stadium from northern access routes.
Designed by Populous, the stadium will present a still-rare model in the US, comprising an enclosed form with all seats covered. Light membrane façade will be profiled to deliver a vivid flow impression.
Translucent outer skin and empty corner sections should welcome fans inside, where seating layout will be among the more original ones. Main western grandstand will offer three tiers and incorporate most of hospitality facilities on offer. East and north sections will be double-tiered, while the south curve should provide a larger single terrace.
Entire cost of the sports facilities should be covered privately by Minnesota United owners and partners, but after completion the building will be transferred to local authorities. Completion is planned in time for Mn United debut in the MLS, in 2018.
MLS: Minnesota United to hold groundbreaking on Monday
We’re just one weekend away from official commencement ceremony at the Snelling-Midway construction site in St. Paul. Next 20,000-seater for MLS franchise is coming!
Minnesota: United stadium with positive environmental review
The future home of a Major League Soccer stadium in St. Paul’s Midway has been all but cleared for take-off, according to TwinCities.com. Environmental review found no significant obstacles.
USA: Minnesota United stadium approved by planners
The St. Paul planning commission on Friday approved plans for a 20,000-seat, soccer-specific stadium for use by Minnesota United FC when it joins Major League Soccer. A TwinCities.com report.
Minnesota: Tax breaks for Minnesota United stadium approved
Legislators agreed to greenlight the demanded tax exemptions for Minnesota United FC. Great news for the future MLS franchise, whose license depends on the stadium construction.
New design: The flowing stadium of Minnesota
Presented to the public just hours ago, here’s the newest MLS stadium design. Very European, very light and very much what one could hope the new Minnesota United home could look like.