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Minnesota United Home Opener 2018

Attend Surly Brewing Co.'s pre-match party and enjoy the last home opener at TCF Stadium


Photo courtesy of Surly Brewing Co.

This Saturday—St. Patrick’s Day no less—is Minnesota United FC’s home opener at TCF Stadium against the Chicago Fire, and Surly Brewing Co. invites soccer fans to its second Official Pre-match Party and March to TCF Bank Stadium.  

Next year, the Minnesota United will finally have the Allianz Field in Midway, St. Paul to call home but until then, Dinkytown provides more than enough pre-party and after game food and drink destinations to make sure Minnesota United fans (and their rivalry visitors) have a good time.

Starting at 10 a.m., Surly Brewing Co. will be taken over by Minnesota United fans for its pre-match party. Music will be provided by Jake Rudh’s Transmission and food by the Surly Food Truck with hot dogs, brats, and sausages served with chips. At 12:10 p.m. the march will begin from the corner of Malcolm and Fifth Street to TCF Stadium for the 1 p.m. game.

To further celebrate the beginning of the 2018 soccer season (it’s only Minnesota United’s second season in Major League Soccer), Surly has brought back its Rising North Pale Ale, the official beer of Minnesota United. Last year, Rising North Pale was available on tap for match days at TCF Bank Stadium, Surly’s Beer Hall and a few neighborhood soccer bars, but this year it will be available in cans, too, at various venders at TCF and across all of Surly's markets.  

There’s plenty of other food and drink options in Dinkytown besides Surly’s Brewery Destination, too. If you’re craving breakfast food before your pre-partying begins, visit Al’s Breakfast, the classic breakfast dinner in Dinkytown. If you’re looking for more of a sports bar atmosphere visit Sally’s Saloon or Stub & Herbs. For a quick bite to eat, head to Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers or Five Guys, or for more Asian-influenced fare stop at Pagoda or Suang Cheng.

No matter where you go, one thing's for sure—between St. Patrick's Day festivities and the soccer game, lots of fun will be had. You can purchase tickets for the Minnesota United vs. Chicago Fire game here.

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