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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Surly’s Destination BrewerySurly’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.
Town Hall BreweryIf staying downtown or coming from the West Bank Campus be sure to checkout Town Hall Brewery for great beer and great eats. Town Hall Brewery is also the home of True North Elite supporter group.
Nomad World PubNot 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.
Stub and Herb’sA great place to grab a beer or two before the game. It’s not too pricey and has a great selection of local and craft beers.
The Big 10 RestaurantIf you’re looking to grab something to eat before the game look no further than The Big 10 Restaurant, which offers a plethora of delicious burgers and sandwiches.
Minnesota United Stadium Guide
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.
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.
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 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.
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.