First National Bank Sign to Glow Blue in Honor of Minnesota United FC’s Inaugural MLS Season
Mayor declares it ‘Minnesota United FC Day’ in Saint Paul to celebrate home opener
Mayor Chris Coleman has declared today, March 12, 2017, ‘Minnesota United FC Day’ in the City of Saint Paul, in honor of Minnesota United's home opener of their inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season against Atlanta United. Downtown Saint Paul’s iconic First National Bank sign will also be lit up in blue tonight in celebration of the team.
“It’s monumental to officially welcome Major League Soccer to Minnesota,” said Mayor Coleman. “The world’s sport has long been a favorite here in Saint Paul and across the state, and I look forward to the day when Minnesota United plays at their new home in the Capital City.”
Mayor Coleman and the City strongly advocated for a soccer-specific stadium in Saint Paul, helping to bring Major League Soccer to Minnesota in 2015. The team’s home field will be in the Snelling-Midway neighborhood.
The excitement for the team’s inaugural season can be seen across Saint Paul, from the St. Paul Saints to the Minnesota Wild to this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day LuckyPalooza, all welcoming Major League Soccer to Minnesota. You can read the Mayor’s full ‘Minnesota United FC Day’ proclamation here.