New United Stadium Will be Known as Allianz Field

July 25, 2017 10:01 AM

The stadium scheduled to be the new home of the Minnesota United FC finally has a name.

The team officially announced Tuesday it has reached a multi-year naming rights sponsorship agreement with Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz).

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That means the stadium, being built at Snelling and University in St. Paul, will be known as Allianz Field.

The stadium, which is expected to feature 19,400 seats (with the ability to expand to 24,474), is slated to open in time for the start of the 2019 Major League Soccer season.

A release from the team stated the stadium will join seven other Allianz-sponsored stadiums around the world.

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According to the release, the stadium is also expected to include:

  • Four hospitality clubs and 22 suites
  • Seats ranging from 17 feet from the action to just 125 feet
  • An FIFA-compliant natural grass playing surface, heated and measuring 120 yards by 75 yards
  • A standing supporters section with room for 2,800
  • A low profile at 78 feet tall at its tallest point and 660 feet along at its longest dimension. The stadium will be built across 346,000 gross square feet of space

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