MN United’s Final Game at TCF Bank Stadium Draws Record-Breaking Crowd
It was the Loons' final home game at TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota United fans showed up in full force Sunday, October 21 to set a new record for largest crowd in Minnesota soccer history.
52,242 soccer fans attended the Loons' final home game at TCF Bank Stadium against the LA Galaxy, breaking the previous record of 49,572 set 40 years ago when the Minnesota Kicks beat the San Jose Earthquakes in the North American Soccer League's Conference Championship game. It was part of a campaign on social media called "#50kToMidway" to break the previous record.
Minnesota United has been playing their home games for the past two years at the U of M's TCF Bank Stadium as they await the completion of their own stadium. Construction on Allianz Field in St. Paul is set to be finished by the beginning of the 2019 season.
Despite the strong support from fans, the Loons couldn't pull off the win at home, falling 3-1 to the Galaxy. "We seemed to be a little nervy and a little jumpy in the first half," said defender Brent Kallman. "It took us longer than usual to settle into the game and that could have had a little bit to do with it. Everyone was just so fired up. It was an experience for sure."