Daniel Mick Photography MINvDC 2019

Photo by Daniel Mick Photography

It’s finally here. The day where we get to beat Seattle at home and tell our visiting friends that once they get a new stadium and a few more good players, they’ll really have something special.

Also, in a blessing from Ibson himself, we don’t have to listen to a national broadcast–which is basically just a handful of words that connect an unending series of “DID YOU KNOW THAT JORDAN MORRIS’S DAD IS THE TEAM DOCTOR?” statements.

Hey, we’re even having a march to the match. But don’t tell anybody from Seattle because they’ll accuse us of stealing their tradition, or something?

It could all be worse, though. Can you imagine if we had to pretend to like Clint Dempsey’s rap music? Woof.

We could go on all day with this, but we have some matchday details to get to. Check ’em out, below.

Pre-Match Party at Black Hart

Many members of the Dark Clouds during the first watch party of the season, gathered around a screen at the Black Hart of Saint Paul.

Join fellow Dark Clouds and friends at the Black Hart before the Loons take on the Seattle Sounders on Saturday, 5/4. Party starts at 4:00PM, but if you want to get there early and set the scene, nobody will argue against it.

Be sure to get there early to say your blessings at the Ibson shrine and to grab some discounted drinks when you show your Card of Wonder.


Our loyal merch crew will be spotting up at Black Hart at 4:30 PM.

In addition to their normal selection, they’ll have an extremely limited amount of…

…shirts available for sale. Let’s be frank, you need to get one of these.

Also, be sure to get signed up for the new MERCH EMAIL LIST. When you sign up, you’ll get a chance at $50 in merch credit. Read up on the details and sign up here!

Do you enjoy people selling you merch? Wearing merch? Talking about merch with all your merch friends? Show your appreciation for our volunteers with a kind word or filled pint.

March to the Match

The Dark Clouds will be marching from Black Hart to the great lawn at 5:15 PM before marching to the Bell Bank entrance (see image up top) with the rest of the Wonderwall at 5:30 PM.

The lower sections will again be held for people participating in the march, so be sure to join the ruckus.

Additional Information

The team’s A-Z Guide for the stadium which includes entry restrictions can be viewed by clicking here.

In addition to the code of conduct to which we hold ourselves, Major League Soccer has instituted a league-wide code of conduct that applies to all matches. You can read the code of conduct, here.

To help speed up entrance to the stadium, be sure to adhere to the clear bag policy for Allianz Field.

Flags and Musical Instruments

Flags are welcome in the supporters section. All flags must be approved by the team at the supporters entrance before they may be carried into the stadium. You can read full rules on flags and banners under the supporters section in the guide, here.

Musical Instruments must be pre-approved by the Dark Clouds prior to gameday. Please e-mail us at info (at) dark-clouds.com to request approval to bring in an instrument.

Do not wave flags or play instruments in the concourses. This will result in your flag or instrument being taken away. Flags and musical instruments may only be waved or played in the supporters section.


  • WHO: Dark Clouds and Friends
  • WHAT: MINvSEA Match Day
  • WHEN: Saturday, 5/4
  • March to Great Lawn at 5:15pm | March to Match at 5:30pm
  • Pre-match Party at 4:00pm | Kickoff at 7:00pm
  • WHERE: Black Hart & Allianz Field

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