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Allianz Field in the Twin Cities elevates and illuminates the Major League Soccer experience. (Photo: Nathan Klok)

Allianz Field has elevated the American professional soccer experience. Minnesota United’s stunning, sophisticated new soccer stadium is encapsulated by a complex web of steel wrapped in a first-of-its-kind translucent, tear-resistant skin. The new soccer-specific stadium soars as the home for Minnesota United FC of Major League Soccer (MLS), the top flight league in the U.S. and Canada.

The stadium, which opened to spectacular reviews this past April, serves as the focal point for a new mixed-use redevelopment on a 35-acre brownfield site in St. Paul, Minn. The $250 million stadium has a 19,500-seat capacity and the capability to expand to 23,000. Though the pitch is open to the sky, fans are protected from inclement weather by a 360° cantilevered steel canopy structure. Encircling the stadium is an undulating wall of translucent polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) fabric backlit by variable LED lighting and supported by a hollow structural section (HSS) frame.

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