Home Match Day Twin Cities Visitor’s Guide

Twin Cities Visitor’s Guide

Photo: Jeremy Olson
Photo: Jeremy Olson

Minnesota United matchdays are built to be a fun and inclusive environment. The Dark Clouds subscribe to the Drink-90-Drink mentality, meaning we’d love to hang out, share some beer, and get to know you before chanting against you during the match and watching the Loons take on your squad. Afterwards, maybe we’ll meet you for a few pints at one of the places below.

If you have any questions about matchday or the Twin Cities in general, please email mndarkclouds@gmail.com.


For Away fans, please contact the team for pricing and section information. (We haven’t received details of this from the team yet.)

Visiting MN United Fan? Buy “Supporters Section” tickets at www.mnufc.com/tickets or check out our Ticket Exchange.


The Twin Cities are easily accessible via public transit, with a wide ranging bus system and the Green and Blue Light Rail lines.

TCF Bank Stadium is located on the University of Minnesota campus and is easily accessible by public transit. If coming from MSP Airport, use the Blue Line and switch to the Green Line at Downtown East Station. The stadium can be accessed using the Green Line at either the Stadium Village or East Bank stops. More information on public transit can be found at www.metrotransit.com. You can also download the Metro Transit app for iOS or Android to view schedules and purchase fares.

If you’re driving to the game, note that parking at TCF Bank Stadium is limited and pricey, but can be found in surrounding parking garages. For more info on parking, check here.


The team has put together a list of hotels, including details on getting to the stadium, special discounts, and other information.

Food & Drink

The Twin Cities has a wealth of fantastic restaurants and taprooms to check out while you’re here. For information on where we’ll be on matchday, check here and our social media.

Here are some places well worth visiting during your stay:

Red Cow – Three locations with some amazing burgers. (The Mpls location is accessible via Green or Blue Line)
Tattersall – Craft cocktails straight from the source.
Blue Door/Matt’s/5-8 Club– You can’t visit the cities without trying the famed “Juicy Lucy.” The cheese-stuffed burger can be found all over, but these are among the best places to try one.
Cardinal Bar/Northbound Brewpub – Located on the Blue Line, these two bars are a block a part and offer great food and drink options.
The Nomad World Pub – A DC favorite, this rugged bar has beer, booze (including Jameson on tap), excellent frozen pizza, and a deep love of soccer. (Located on the Green Line)
Grumpy’s/Republic/Town Hall Brewing – These three options have great food and drink options with patio seating. (Located on the Green Line)
World of Beer – Find great local, national, and international brews at this St. Paul location (Located on the Green Line)
Various Breweries – Check out this map to find breweries near your hotel or on transit lines.

Near the Stadium:
Stub & Herb’s – This college bar is a short walk from TCF Bank Stadium and favorite for pre- and post-game.
Punch Pizza – Look no further for authentic Neapolitan pizza. Several locations around the Twin Cities, including one near TCF Bank Stadium.


On Green Line:
St. Paul Saints (Independent Baseball)
Minnesota Science Museum
Minneapolis City SC (local NPSL club)

On Blue Line:
Mall of America (Including Smaaash)

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & Walker Art Center
Bryant Lake Bowl
Up-Down Arcade Bar
Rosedale Center Mall

Other Resources

Team website: www.mnufc.com
Guide to MN beer scene: www.growlermag.com
Minnesota tourism: www.exploreminnesota.com