Minnesota United Overview

Fast facts

League: MLS

Head Coach: Sean McAuley

Team Mascot: PK

Year Opened: 2019

Capacity: 19400

City / State: Minneapolis / MN

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Minnesota United vs Sporting Kansas City

Rival Team: Sporting Kansas City

Minnesota United just entered the league this year, so they’re yet to establish any real rivalries. However, Sporting Kansas City is the closest Western Conference team to Minnesota so look for a rivalry to develop between these two Western Conference foes.

Minnesota United vs Chicago Fire

Rival Team: Chicago Fire

Although Minnesota United and the Chicago Fire aren’t in the same conference, Minnesota and Chicago have a fierce sports rivalry in the NFL, NHL, and MLB, so expect some fireworks when these two get together.

Minnesota United Tailgate Guide


There is no tailgating allowed at the Loons temporary home, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have an amazing time partying at the nearby bars before the game. The Dark Clouds supporter group makes their home at the Nomad World Pub, which is only a few light rail stops away from TCF Bank Stadium, and the official MNUFC pre-match party can be found at Surly’s Destination Brewery. If you like the bar scene, then there are few better places to tailgate than a Minnesota United match.


Nomad World Pub

Not only will you find Dark Clouds supporter group members at the Nomad World Pub, but you’ll also be able to purchase Dark Clouds merchandise here as well. Even more importantly, the Nomad offers specials on all Surly products including the new UNITED CRUSHERS brew. There isn’t a better place to be on match days than the Nomad, so stop by for a few drinks.

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Surly’s Destination Brewery

Surly’s Destination Brewery is the home of the official MNUFC pre-match party and a great place to grab some food, grab a beer, and meet some fellow Minnesota United fans. The best part of all is that it allows you the opportunity to taste some of Minnesota’s favorite brews.

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Tribal Nations Plaza

Before entering the stadium stop by the Tribal Nations Plaza, which honors the 11 Native American nations in Minnesota.

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County Names

On the TCF Bank facade are the names of every county in Minnesota. It’s a nice way to show off state pride, so if you’re from Minnesota find your county’s name before heading into the stadium.

Where to tailgate

Minnesota United Stadium Guide

In Game

Minnesota United may be one of the newest teams in Major League Soccer, but they’ve already got an impressive following. The Loons recent promotion from the NASL brings them to the big time and gives their fans lots to celebrate. The club has come a long way over the years and now is your chance to come out and see them start their MLS journey.

One of the can’t miss aspects of attending a Minnesota United game is the opportunity to take part in the Dark Clouds. The Loons longtime supporter group will make their home in sections 123-127 of TCF Bank Stadium, and you’ll hear plenty of chants and songs coming from the closed end of the stadium.

Additionally, if you’re a Gophers football fan, a Minnesota United match offers you the ability to see where the team plays as well as the various tributes to the team.

Get your tickets today and see the Loons take flight in their inaugural MLS season.

Things to check out

T. Denny Sanford Athletics Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame features exhibits from all Gophers sports including images, artifacts, and interactive activities. If you’re a Gophers fan as well as a Minnesota United fan, then make sure to check out the T. Denny Sanford Athletics Hall of Fame during your visit to TCF Bank Stadium.

Goldy’s Locker Room

If you’re looking to find some Gophers gear on game day or want to pick up a souvenir checkout Goldy’s Locker Room. Goldy’s Locker Room is your one stop shop for Gophers gear, so don’t miss your chance to pick up a new Gophers t-shirt or sweatshirt.

The Scoreboard

The scoreboard is the ninth biggest in the college football and is 48 by 100 feet. The impressive scoreboard is a can’t miss when attending any game at TCF Bank Stadium regardless of the sport.

Gopher Football Championship Ring

The upper deck fascia on the closed end of the stadium displays the Gophers 7 national championships and 18 Big Ten championships. Take them into remembering what an outstanding football program the Gophers once had.

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Dark Clouds

The Dark Clouds supporter group has been supporting Minnesota United since their days in the NASL and is home to the most diehard fans at any Minnesota United match. These diehards can be found in Sections 123-127 of TCF Bank Stadium, so join the Dark Clouds and get loud when attending a Minnesota United match.

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Minnesota United Bars & Restaurants

  1. Sally’s


    Down-to-earth bar offering draft brews, cocktails, elevated pub food, sports on TV & a patio.

    700 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  2. Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

    Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery beer

    . Whether you’re looking for a hearty lunch, a happy hour snack, or a three-course dinner, you’ll find something perfect to accompany your pint.

    1430 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Stub and Herb’s

    Stub and Herbs

    Longtime collegial haunt offering burgers & other pub grub, plus happy hour & lots of tap choices.

    227 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Blarney Pub and Grill

    Blarney Pub and Grill

    Cold beer. Great food. Great Service. Perfect experience.

    412 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Jax Cafe

    Jax Cafe

    Circa-1930s landmark serving steaks & seafood in an elegant, old-school setting with a garden patio.

    1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  6. Mesa Pizza

    Mesa Pizza

    A variety of creative pizzas & slices served late are the focus at this funky, counter-serve joint.

    1323 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  7. Al’s Breakfast

    Als Breakfast

    Classic diner fare for breakfast & lunch draws locals to this narrow nook with an old-school vibe.

    413 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  8. Burrito Loco

    Burrito Loco burrito

    One of Dinkytown's top spots to grab a beer after class, get a killer burrito, or check out the game.

    418 13th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA

    612-746-LOCO (5626)

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  9. Annie’s Parlour

    Annies Parlour

    Take a step back to old school burger & malt shop and stop in at Annie's!

    313 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Hell’s Kitchen

    Hells Kitchen

    One of the best restaurants that serve fresh pastries and breakfast all day!

    80 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$