After months of negotiation, it appears work on a soccer-specific stadium is about to begin.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said today that work on the new Minnesota United stadium is slated to begin within a “few weeks,” according to Fifty Five One’s Wes Burdine.
.@mayorcoleman says there will be groundbreaking on the @MNUFC within a "few weeks." First I've heard of that. Interesting.— Wes (@MnNiceFC) December 1, 2016
Wes confirmed the news with a second source.
Confirmed with a second source. Still no more details https://t.co/KdLo5Zsirc— Wes (@MnNiceFC) December 2, 2016
Until very recently, Minnesota United has been radio silent on nearly every front. Following the announcement of Adrian Heath’s hiring as the team’s first head coach in MLS, the Loons also unveiled two player additions with the signings of defenders Kevin Venegas and Justin Davis.
With Minnesota legislature beginning a new session January 3rd, expect more stadium news shortly after the New Year.
FiftyFive.One’s Alex Schieferdecker has posted an article about this situation.