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Allianz Field is 'best stadium experience' in MLS, according to ESPN

There shouldn't be too much surprise about that.

It's only been open for four months and already Allianz Field has won the hearts and minds of soccer fans nationwide.

The 19,400-capacity home of Minnesota United has been showered with praise since opening its doors in April, with ESPN the latest to jump on the bandwagon.

It named Allianz Field as having the "Best Stadium Experience" in this article explaining how to "Experience MLS like a die-hard fan."

So why so good? Well it helps to have a 4,000-square-foot Brew Hall at one end of the ground, a place of congregation for fans before conducting their weekly worship.

ESPN also gives a shout out to the Dark Clouds and True North Elite fan groups, who are instrumental in leading the chants that gives Allianz Field such an intimidating, raucous atmosphere.

And no feature on the crowd experience at Allianz Field is complete without a reference to "Wonderwall" in the event of a United win.

"It's a captivating scene," ESPN notes of the Loons' anthem, "one that has lured the area's soccer fanatics to St. Paul."

You can read the full piece, including interviews with some supporters, here.

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