Allianz Field, Minnesota United’s $250m new stadium, impresses at inaugural fixture

Allianz Field, Minnesota United's $250m (€221m) new state-of-the-art stadium, opened to great acclaim on Saturday evening. A capacity 19,796 crowd watched Minnesota draw 3-3 against Major League Soccer rivals New York City FC.

The privately-financed facility in St Paul, which was designed by Populous, includes: a 2,920-seat, pyramid-shaped safe-standing supporters’ section; four premium hospitality clubs; a sophisticated underground heating system; a Brew Hall which includes a a 60-foot bar; and a permanent, year-round merchandise store.

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