Source: Tommies, Johnnies to play at Allianz Field

The Johnnies and Tommies prepare to meet at Target Field in 2017. Photo: KSTP/Frank Rajkowski
The Johnnies and Tommies prepare to meet at Target Field in 2017.

December 03, 2018 11:44 AM

The St. Thomas and St. John's football teams will again meet on a bigger stage in 2019.

Next season's matchup is a home game for the Tommies. And just as in 2017, when the game was moved to Target Field and the two teams played in front of a crowd of 37,355, it will again be moved to a neutral location.

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This time, a source with knowledge of the situation tells KSTP Sports, the venue will be brand-new Allianz Field - the soon-to-be home Major League Soccer's Minnesota United FC.

The field is expected to open next spring. The United announced Sunday that the team would hold a press conference to announce a football event at the stadium at 11 a.m. Tuesday.


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The Johnnies defeated the Tommies 40-20 in front of a crowd of 16,922 at Clemens Stadium in Collegeville this past season en route to the MIAC title and a berth in the Division III quarterfinals. St. John's fell 21-18 to Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday in Belton, Texas, ending its season 12-1 overall.

Prior to this past season's game, St. Thomas boasted a four-game winning streak in the series (counting a postseason victory in 2015).

Every regular season meeting between the two teams since 2009 has drawn a crowd of 10,000 people or more.

The 2020 game remains scheduled for Collegeville. And there are no plans to move it from campus at St. John's, the school confirms.

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