Building Purchase Paves Way for New United Stadium

The site of the new soccer stadium in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul Photo: KSTP/Jay Kolls
The site of the new soccer stadium in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul

August 19, 2017 11:35 AM

Officials say Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire has bought the last building that stands in the way of a new professional soccer stadium in St. Paul.

St. Paul Port Authority officials tell the Pioneer Press that McGuire's decision to buy out the mortgage for Rainbow Foods will allow the team to demolish the supermarket and make room for the north edge of the stadium.

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The move would give McGuire control of the Midway Shopping Center.

The $200 million facility will be privately funded by the team and its investment partners. Plans are for the 19,400-seat expandable, bowl-shaped stadium to host United games as early as 2019.

Minnesota United officials declined to comment.

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