The Dark Clouds will be at three locations for our pre-game tailgating:
The Nomad World Pub – (Map)
Transit stops: West Bank (Green Line), Cedar Riverside (Blue Line) (7 minute walk)
The Nomad has Surly Hell on special for $3. The Nomad also has the new Surly MNUFC beer, Rising North Pale Ale. If the weather is good, the bocce courts will be open for folks to hang out. We’ll have access to the upper floor in addition to the main floor. There will be a food truck. Dark Clouds Merch is sold at the Nomad.
Town Hall Brewery – (Map)
Transit stops: West Bank (Green Line), Cedar Riverside (Blue Line) (4 – 11 minute walk)
True North Elite will be gathering at Town Hall Brewery. Town Hall Brewery is offering $3 pints of their signature house beers.
Lake Monster Brewery – (Map)
Transit stop: Raymond Ave (Green Line) (11 minute walk)
Lake Monster Brewery will be our pre-game gathering spot in Saint Paul. They have a large patio for days with good weather, a large indoor space, and a rotating food truck (check brewery calendar). Receive $3 beer specials on select beers with your Dark Clouds card prior to all home matches.
BlackStack Brewing (Map)
Transit stop: Fairview Ave (Green Line) (15 minute walk)
$1 off any 16oz beer anytime with a Dark Clouds Membership Card
Blarney Pub (Map)
Blarney Pub has $5 Guinness and $4 Two Gingers Whiskey Drinks all day for MNUFC fans on match day if you flash your Dark Clouds membership card.
March To The Match
Dark Clouds will depart an hour before kickoff from the lawn at McNamara Alumni Center, across the street from Stub & Herb’s (Corner of Oak St and SE Washington Ave). Click here to see the location in Google Maps.
The closest light rail stops are the East Bank stop or Stadium Village stop on the Green Line (Green Line E-Schedule).
We’ll be marching from McNamara to TCF Bank Stadium’s Entrance C. You can review our songs and chants by clicking here.
At TCF Bank Stadium
The Dark Clouds stand in sections 123-127 at TCF Bank Stadium. You can view the seating chart for the stadium by clicking here. The team’s A-Z Guide for the stadium which includes entry restrictions can be viewed by clicking here.
Please note TCF Bank Stadium’s water bottle policy:
· Plastic personal water bottles (i.e. Nalgene bottles) are allowed
· Retail plastic (i.e. Aquafina, Dasani, etc.) are NOT allowed
· Coffee mugs or titanium/metal-type personal bottles are NOT allowed
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.
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.
When tifo (a large banner held over a large part of the section) is being deployed, please pass/unroll material backwards to people/row behind you. If you see a tifo rolled up in the front of the section, please make sure you stand behind, not in front of, the banner to allow the tifo team to deploy.
Once the banner is up, please do not wave, pull, punch, or hit the banner from underneath. Tifo looks best when it is laying as flat as possible. If you shake or hit it, it tends to make it harder to see.
Please follow capo and tifo crew’s directions for taking down the tifo so it can be easily re-folded.