Mortenson to develop soccer stadium in St. Paul for Minnesota United FC

9 December 2015 (Last Updated December 9th, 2015 18:30)

Minnesota United Football Club (FC) has been selected as the construction manager for the proposed $120m stadium development in St. Paul, US.

Minnesota United Football Club (FC) has been selected as the construction manager for the proposed $120m stadium development in St. Paul, US.

The stadium is expected to have a seating capacity for 20,000 people, and its construction works are scheduled to start next year.

The new stadium is planned to be set up between Minneapolis and St. Paul, at the intersection of Snelling and University avenues, in the Midway area of St. Paul.

Populous was responsible for the designs of the stadium, which will be supported with multiple transit options including the Metro Green Line and Interstate 94.

"Mortenson is honoured to be selected by Minnesota United FC to build this world-class stadium in our community for the world's biggest sport."

Mortenson senior vice-president Ken Sorensen said: "Mortenson is honoured to be selected by Minnesota United FC to build this world-class stadium in our community for the world's biggest sport.

"We look forward to partnering with Minnesota United FC, the City of St. Paul, Populous, and the exceptionally talented men and women in the local construction trades to deliver this tremendous project."

Mortenson has also partnered with Populous for multiple sports facility projects over the years, including Target Field, TCF Bank Stadium, and Xcel Energy Centre.

At present, the firm has other sport projects under stages of construction in its portfolio as well, including the SunTrust Park and US Mortenson, and has also recently completed renovation works for Amalie Arena.