Minnesota United today announced that the construction of Allianz Field in the Midway area of Saint Paul is now complete, and the stadium has been turned over to the Club from Mortenson, the project’s Construction Manager. The $250 million, privately-funded soccer stadium has been the subject of international interest since primary construction began in June of 2017, and has been finished on schedule for hosting its inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) game on April 13 against New York City FC.
Allianz Field was designed by Populous of Kansas City, Mo., and built by Mortenson of Minneapolis, Minn. Since the initial unveiling of the stadium renderings, Allianz Field has been widely acclaimed for its innovative modern design and aesthetic beauty, the use of environmentally-sensitive systems and materials, and a focus on fan amenities and the game of soccer. The design is inspired by the natural wonders of Minnesota – including the Northern Lights, great rivers and countless lakes – and features a first-of-its-kind exterior skin made of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in conjunction with an extensive LED lighting system to help provide an unequaled sports and entertainment experience for fans and visitors.
“Allianz Field truly represents the next generation of MLS stadiums,” said Bruce Miller, senior architect at Populous. “From the elegant glow of the translucent exterior skin to the complete seating bowl enclosure and 360-degree canopy, this stadium sets the bar as one of the most intimate and intimidating atmospheres in soccer around the globe.”
Read today’s Press Release in it’s entirety on the Minnesota Loons website.