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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (KMSP) - In its last game in its temporary TCF Bank Stadium home, Minnesota United FC has eyes on a record.
Sunday afternoon, MNUFC will take on LA Galaxy at 4 p.m. in its last game of the 2018 season. This year is the last it will play games at TCF Bank Stadium before moving into the brand new Allianz Field when it opens next year.
Allianz Field only holds 19,400, meaning this could be the last chance to break the Minnesota soccer attendance record that was last broken 40 years ago when 49,572 fans packed Metropolitan Stadium to watch the Minnesota Kicks beat San Jose Earthquakes in the NASL Conference Championship.
According to MNUFC, more than 50,000 tickets have already been sold to Sunday’s game, meaning it will likely be a record-breaking performance.
In what they are calling the #50KToMidway game (because their new stadium is in the Midway neighborhood) the team will feature discounted concession prices including $2 hot dogs, $1 popcorn and $.75 small fountain sodas.
SHIFTING TO ALLIANZ
After the hopefully record-setting game at TCF Bank Stadium, the team will host a lighting ceremony at Allianz Field.
Set to open in spring, the stadium features a PTFE exterior skin that can be lit up in colors or animations. After the final game Sunday, Allianz Field will illuminate for the first time.
The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Allianz Field.