With Allianz Field complete, we rank the best-looking Twin Cities sports stadiums

The new home of Minnesota United is a stunner.
Author:
Publish date:
Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 12.06.25 PM

After two years of construction and $250 million of investment, Minnesota United's new stadium, Allianz Field, is finished and ready for action.

Located north of I-94 on Snelling Avenue, the stadium was actually completed ahead of time, though it won't be until early April that it will host its first competitive Minnesota United game.

The stadium will hold 19,400 fans and is immediately noticeable because of the synthetic fluoropolymer that wraps around the stands, which can then be lit up at night thanks to an extensive LED lighting system.

It is, in short, a stunning stadium, and its completion has given us the motivation to rank the 9 major sporting stadiums and arenas in the Twin Cities based on how hot they are.

Now before you raise the pitchforks, we just want to make it clear that these are purely cosmetic rankings based on how they look on the outside.

We're very aware that some are far nicer than others inside but let's face it, as that isn't what most Minnesotans see on a day-to-day basis. And no, we're not taking into account atmosphere or anything like that, we're trying to be as shallow as possible here.

Next Up

Jeff Gladney

Jeff Gladney's ex-girlfriend files $1 million civil lawsuit

The civil lawsuit accuses Gladney of assaulting the woman for over two hours.

vaccine, covid

St. Paul care home group will mandate COVID vaccines for staff

It comes amid reports of COVID outbreaks at homes where residents are all vaccinated, but staff are not.

Jail handcuffs arrest

Starbuck man charged with uploading, sharing child pornography

The 47-year-old was arrested after a tip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

ambulance

Boy, 11, seriously injured after 'fall' that police now suspect was abuse

It was initially reported that the boy slipped and fell.

police lights

Investigation underway after body found during welfare check in Plato

The identity of the deceased has not yet been revealed.

Mayor Brad Wiersum

'Please, please, please get vaccinated,' Minnetonka mayor pleads

This comes as the local state of emergency officially ends.

YouTube - Jeopardy screengrab minneapolis

Can you answer all the Minneapolis questions from this week's 'Jeopardy?'

KARE personalities including Randy Shaver and Rena Sarigianopoulos presented the clues.

Pexels - woman shop mask covid CROP

35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

covid, coronavirus

CDC document: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

Vaccines remain very effective at preventing severe illness from the delta variant, however.

Flickr - smoke McGregor minnesota wildfire July 29 2021 - Lorie Shaull

'Unprecedented': The wildfire smoke isn't going anywhere this weekend

The air quality alert that was supposed to end Friday is now in effect into early next week.

Alexis Saborit

Charges: Woman killed in horrific Shakopee attack was trying to leave suspect

The shocking incident happened at an intersection Wednesday afternoon.

Related

Screen Shot 2019-06-27 at 10.55.21 AM

ESPN: Allianz Field is 'best stadium experience' in MLS

There shouldn't be too much surprise about that.

Repair of U.S. Bank Stadium exterior panels to cost $21 million

The partially taxpayer funded home of the Vikings cost $1.1 billion to build.

Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 12.46.02 PM

Erik the Red is moving from its location next to U.S. Bank Stadium

The eatery opened just months after the Vikings stadium.

Screen Shot 2019-04-28 at 3.33.12 PM

Loons beat DC United to record first win at Allianz Field

A goal with 8 minutes to go secured the victory.