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!
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, Minnesota United owner Dr. Bill McGuire and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will be in attendance at the new stadium groundbreaking event, which will take place on Monday, at 3 pm (ET) at the stadium site in St. Paul’s Snelling-Midway neighborhood.
Minnesota United expect their 20,000-seat stadium to be delivered during the 2018 season, which will be their second MLS campaign. During the debut 2017 season their games will be held at TCF Bank Stadium, one StadiumDB is still missing but we’re aiming to make amends!
The $150-million stadium in St. Paul would be located on a site currently owned by the Metro Transit. Part of the site plan overlaps with the RK Midway property, however. The club hasn’t yet been able to acquire that land, creating a sticking point for the construction plans.
The Star Tribune reported that United owners have been in negotiations with RK Midway about how to handle the property. Club spokesman Eric Durkee told the newspaper that more information about the talks and construction would be provided next week.