ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Minnesota United along with St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman unveiled renderings Wednesday for the new MLS stadium to be completed by 2018 in the Snelling-Midway area.
“This world-class venue will not only offer our fans an iconic professional soccer experience, but also provide our team with the necessary tools to establish themselves as a top-tier professional soccer club,” William McGuire, principal owner of Minnesota United, said.
The stadium will include 20,000 seats, three hospitality clubs, field heating similar to Target Field, a large retail store, a variety of suites, club seats, and an "elegant flow design concept" with LED lighting throughout. It's expected to incorporate modern technology, "while also being sustainably designed to minimize environmental impact and energy usage," a press release states.
Minnesota United will be financing the estimated $150 million cost of the stadium; it will become publicly-owned once construction is finished for the start of the 2018 MLS season.
“We have worked together with Minnesota United on a design that will be an important catalyst for redevelopment of this entire area – creating jobs, ensuring vibrant spaces and bringing professional soccer to its new home in Minnesota," Coleman said.
RK Midway, the owner of the 25-acres adjacent to the property will redevelop the surrounding area to take advantage of the stadium, a press release states. "Plans include an urban mixed-use village that will include a multitude of use, including retail, office, residential, hospitality, entertainment (cinema, health club, bowling, dance, etc.) and food and beverage."