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New Minnesota United Stadium To Be Built In St. PaulThe Minnesota United's new home is St. Paul. Mayor Chris Coleman and Minnesota United Owner Bill McGuire announced the team will call St. Paul home Friday. The city and the team reached a deal to build a 100-percent privately-funded stadium at the former "bus barn" site at Interstate 94 and Snelling Avenue.
Dayton To Advocate For Law Changes To Build Soccer StadiumGov. Mark Dayton says he'll take an active role in advocating for law changes that could lead to a new professional soccer stadium and franchise in Minnesota.
MLS Commissioner Likes St. Paul Midway Site For StadiumMajor League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says he likes the St. Paul site identified by Minnesota team officials as their preference for an 18,500-seat stadium.
St. Paul City Council Backs MLS StadiumThe St. Paul City Council has passed a resolution backing the push to build a Major League Soccer stadium there. But it doesn't guarantee anything.
Mayor Of St. Paul Hoping To Land Soccer StadiumBack in March it was announced that Major League Soccer would be coming to Minnesota. Just a few months later, however, that plan could be in jeopardy with a stadium site yet to be decided. Now, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is hoping to sway the league east of the Mississippi River.
St. Paul Mayor Invites MLS To View Potential Stadium SiteWe learned Thursday that Major League Soccer may be coming to St. Paul rather than Minneapolis. This morning, Mayor Chris Coleman announced he's invited the MLS president to visit St. Paul and check out some land where a new soccer stadium could be built.
Senate: No State Money To Build New MLS StadiumSenate lawmakers are leaving no room for debate: There should be no state money for a new professional soccer stadium. Minnesota's Senate overwhelmingly voted Monday to ban any state funds from being used to build a Major League Soccer Stadium.
Soccer Franchise Leaders Approach Capitol For Stadium HelpThe group that landed a new professional soccer franchise is turning its focus to Minnesota lawmakers for help building a new stadium. The Minnesota United FC ownership group hasn't specifically presented a finance plan for a new outdoor stadium.
Will Lawmakers Warm To Soccer Stadium Funding?There's a possible climate change at the Minnesota State Capitol. Top lawmakers will meet next week with the owners of Minnesota's new Major League Soccer franchise to discuss public funding for a stadium in Minneapolis.
Reality Check: Major League Soccer & Public Stadium FundingMinnesota lawmakers are showing a deep reluctance to wade into another stadium debate at the Capitol. That's after Major League Soccer awarded a professional franchise to a group of Minnesota investors, who may ask for public stadium funding -- the same kind of funding every other professional sports team got.
Questions for Minnesota United's Bill McGuireMinnesota United FC owner Bill McGuire had a good week with Wednesday's announcement that his ownership group had been granted an expansion franchise in Major League Soccer with play to begin in 2018. McGuire faces a July 1 deadline to have a workable stadium plan and state lawmakers have said he'll get little help, but the former UnitedHealth Group chief was in a jovial mood when he agreed to take a few questions from The Associated Press. Answers have been edited for length.
Dayton, Lawmakers Say No Public Money Should Go Toward Soccer StadiumOne day after Major League Soccer awarded a new franchise to Minnesota, the governor said the owners should not expect public financing for a new stadium.
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