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Report: Allianz Procures Naming Rights for Minnesota United Stadium

An artists rendering of the planned Minnesota United stadium in St. Paul Photo: Minnesota United FC
An artists rendering of the planned Minnesota United stadium in St. Paul

March 08, 2017 05:31 PM

The Twin Cities sports stadium landscape dominated by hometown retailer Target and banking will add a new name when Minnesota United opens their stadium. German insurance giant Allianz will be the title sponsor when United opens their new home in St Paul's Midway neighborhood.  

Based in in Munich, Germany, Allianz' American headquarters is based in Golden Valley.

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As reported by Wes Burdine of locally-based soccer website fiftyfive.one, an early relationship formed between Dr. Bill McGuire and Bayern Munich in the early days of McGuire's ownership tenure. Bayern plays in 75,000-seat Allianz Arena in Munich. Design elements from the perennial Bundesliga powerhouse's home are evident in the plans for United's stadium.

E Pluribus Loonum, another local soccer site, reports United's home will be called Allianz Field.

The new stadium is expected to open in 2019 after the team plays its first two two Major League Soccer seasons at TCF Bank Stadium.

KSTP Sports contacted Minnesota United, but a spokesperson for the team declined comment.

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