Allianz Field

Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • Services

    Architecture, Brand Activation, Environmental Graphic Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Urban Design

  • Typologies

    Stadiums

  • Building Activities

    Soccer

  • Location

    North America

  • Completion

    2019

The new home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United, Allianz Field boasts the latest in amenities and technology while also being sustainably-designed to minimize environmental impact and energy usage. Its elegant “flow” design concept features LED lighting throughout the facility. The 360-degree canopy over the bowl protects fans and players from the elements, reduces light and noise from spilling into the neighborhood, and creates an intimate and intimidating home pitch atmosphere. The building is designed to be a soccer-first facility while also hosting events year-round.

Allianz Field also responds to its environment in ways that might go unnoticed, but not unappreciated, by the layperson. With a steady stream of cars zooming by on I-94, the stadium’s southern profile rises up to greet them. To the north resides the historic Midway neighborhood, so the stadium scales down to a more approachable and human scale.

  • Allianz Field's jaw-dropping aesthetic carries over and into its hospitality spaces.
  • Allianz Field's jaw-dropping aesthetic carries over and into its hospitality spaces.
  • Allianz Field's jaw-dropping aesthetic carries over and into its hospitality spaces.

Sticking with the neighborly theme, one of Allianz Field’s most welcoming and expansive spaces is a 28,000-square-foot Great Lawn situated to the north. The green space invites the public in year-round with lush Kentucky Bluegrass and a variety of native trees picked to maximize shade and produce brilliant fall foliage. Altogether, the site’s landscape and urban design have turned a once-contaminated and vacant plot into the charming first act of a bigger production. The match day atmosphere has already been hailed by the likes of ESPN, who called it the best MLS stadium experience in a 2019 feature. The team, likewise, has lifted its level of play to playoff caliber.

Allianz Field is extraordinary: beautiful and unique, environmentally-sensitive, intimate and fan-oriented, and true to the sport of soccer.

DR. BILL MCGUIRE / MNUFC Lead Owner
Facts and Figures
Capacity
20,000
Cost
$250m
Canopy
360°
Exterior LED lights
1,700
Furthest seat from pitch
125 ft
Awards
2019
Best MLS Stadium Experience | ESPN
2019
Award of Merit | Brillance Awards
Project Team

Bruce Miller

Mitchell Brown

Mike Donovan

Phil Kolbo

Hugo Cabrera

Wesley Crosby

Jemma Radick

Justin Cox

Amy Stortz Miller

Justin Bae

Mitchell Rybacki