MN United Soccer Stadium

Description of Project:

Allianz Field is a dedicated open air Soccer Stadium, with a seating capacity of almost 20,000.  Olympic was responsible for multiple scopes of work on this project, so coordination was critical to project success.  (See below for more details)  We had a great crew on this project, with multiple foremen taking care of all of our different scopes of work.  The fast-paced schedule required good communication.  Team owners were very engaged in this project and are extremely happy with their new home.

Major Challenge:

Exterior enclosure systems were fairly complex, one major hurdle was to achieve NFPA 285 code compliance with many different components, installed by multiple contractors. Olympic played a significant role in coordinating that effort.  The project also had significant subcontracting and workforce participation requirements.

 

 

Capacity

Allianz Field will initially hold approximately 19,400 fans with avenues for expansion in the future. Included in the United seating plan is safe standing space in a dedicated Supporters Section along with a variety of suites, club seats, loge boxes and general seating.

360-Degree Canopy

Fan sections will be covered by a 360-degree canopy that will serve two purposes: to keep the noise of the crowd contained within Allianz Field and to protect fans from the elements throughout a match. Approximately 85% of the crowd will be protected from inclement weather by a translucent polymer mesh rainscreen.

Field Heating System

Like Target Field, Allianz Field will use a hydronic field heating system to keep the grass in optimal shape even during early spring and cold late-fall matches. The comprehensive climate control system for the grass includes an advanced drainage system that will harness and re-use stormwater, minimizing discharge.

Intimate Seating

Allianz Field is being built with fans as the top priority. As such, every seat in the stadium will provide fantastic sight lines to all the action on the pitch. The closest seat will be 17 feet away from the pitch, while the farthest seat from the sideline will be just 125 feet away—providing one of the most intimate settings in all of professional sports. The steep rake (33.4 degrees in the upper bowl and 34.75 degrees in the Supporters Section) will put fans right on top of the action.

LED Lighting

LED lighting outside Allianz Field will allow it to change colors, light intensity and patterning to reflect the festivities inside as well as shift to represent initiatives and ideas of the club. The elegant “flow” design concept will dazzle soccer fans and Minnesotans alike as it simultaneously blends in and stands out in a reinvigorated Midway neighborhood.

Distributed Antenna System

Never miss a call, never miss a moment—Allianz Field will allow fans to follow along online and post their favorite moments of the match flawlessly on social media platforms.

Transportation

Whether walking, driving, biking or taking public transportation, getting to Allianz Field is easy and convenient. Centrally located on a major light rail and bus rapid transit lines as well as highway access, you can arrive from anywhere with ease.

Green Space

For celebrations pre-match, post-match and throughout the week, Allianz Field will lend itself to soccer fans and all Minnesotans. The stadium is designed to revitalize a 34-acre site, including a 1.5-acre green space to the north of the stadium to bring a touch of nature to Midway. Allianz Field is designed to be bird-safe, with energy efficient and sustainable features.

We also were featured in Walls and Ceilings a national magazine recently:

https://www.wconline.com/articles/91915-soccer-stadium-receives-a-yellow-card-caution

Interior Live Web Cam Link

https://www.mnufc.com/stadium/stream/interior

Exterior Live Web Cam Link

https://www.mnufc.com/stadium/stream/exterior

Additional Info

  • Location: St. Paul, MN
  • Scope of Contract: Exterior and Interior Framing, Gypsum Board, Taping, Sprayed Fireproofing, Sprayed Insulation, Thermal Barrier, Weather Barrier, Lath & Stucco, Direct Applied Plaster System.
  • Architect: Populous, Kansas CIty, MO
  • General Contractor: Mortenson Construction
  • Contract Size: 5,000,000.00
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