UPDATE: While Minnesota's potential MLS franchise hangs in the balance until a decision is reached regarding the new soccer stadium (before July of 2015), we took a look back at what other stadiums around the Twin Cities actually cost and what part of the check was picked up by the public.
Szapucki via Flickr The New York Red Bulls' stadium on its opening night
Major League Soccer is coming to Minnesota. The jubilant atmosphere at yesterday's announcement at Target Field and statewide celebration of another major professional sports franchise slated to debut in 2018 proved soccer has come a long way in Minnesota.
Before the celebration was even over, however, MLS Commissioner Don Garber issued a not-so-subtle ultimatum: Get a stadium deal in place by July or we'll take our business elsewhere.More »