MN United Finalizes Stadium Plan

by Joe Leyba on November 1, 2015

Minnesota United FC and the City of Saint Paul announced that a new soccer stadium will be built at the Snelling-Midway bus barn site in Saint Paul, providing a home for Major League Soccer (MLS) in the state of Minnesota.

“Today is a great day for Saint Paul, for soccer and for the entire state,” said Mayor Coleman. “I am thrilled that the team wants to work with the community to build a stadium here in Saint Paul. A soccer stadium will provide an important catalyst for the redevelopment of the entire area – creating jobs, spurring housing and new commercial opportunities, and building on our commitment to transit oriented development. With an agreed framework for the construction of this stadium, we are confident that working with the community, our local and state partners and with one another, we can complete the process necessary to bring MLS to Minnesota.”

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St. Paul: A compelling case for soccer

by Joe Leyba on September 17, 2015

united-logoSo what’s new on the Twin Cities soccer front?  “No comment”  is the #1 answer when asked about a soccer specific stadium.  Over the past six months, the focus for a stadium has moved from Minneapolis to Saint Paul.  Hopefully you’ve all be keeping up with the news over at Northern Pitch, but if not, here’s the very latest:

St. Paul has made its case with care for a professional soccer stadium at the former Metro Transit “bus barn” site near Snelling and University avenues.

In a story by Brian Quarstad, the only thing the city and team are still waiting on is Major League Soccer’s (MLS) approval of the site and plan.  It looks like it’s going to happen soon.  When exactly, nobody knows.  But I wouldn’t be surprised if construction started this year.

Here’s to celebrating the coming announcement!