Minnesota United breaks ground on new stadium in St. Paul

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The Minnesota United FC officially broke ground at their new stadium in St. Paul on Monday afternoon.

The Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber and Minnesota United owner were on hand to witness the groundbreaking, along with youth soccer players and a number of Loons fans. Officials say they have finalized the design plans for the stadium and are excited to get started.

The team says they will finance the $150-million stadium themselves, but it will become publically-owned once construction is complete.

It is still unclear when construction on the stadium will actually begin, but officials hope to have the stadium completed sometime in 2018.

The Minnesota United will kick off its inaugural MLS season in 2017 at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium.