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.