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Minnesota United to Host SC Paderborn 07 in International Friendly

January 5, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Minnesota United FC News Release


GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Minnesota United announced today that it will host SC Paderborn 07 of the Bundesliga 2 as the 2022 season's international friendly on Saturday June 11 at 7:00 p.m. CT at Allianz Field. Season ticket members already have a ticket for this game - the 18th in their season ticket package - while tickets for the general public will go on sale in early February.

"We're thrilled to continue our relationship with the Bundesliga by welcoming another historic club to Allianz Field," said MNUFC CEO Shari Ballard. "We have had great success with our international friendlies, and we are continually looking for additional opportunities to bring the world's game to our Minnesota soccer community. We have a fantastic lineup coming to Allianz Field this year, including a critical USMNT World Cup Qualifier in February and the MLS All-Star Game in August. We couldn't be happier to also include this game with SC Paderborn 07 and look forward to sharing it with our fans."

The roots of football for SC Paderborn 07, based in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia go back to 1908. Where the club emerged from a large number of predecessor clubs. In 1985, TuS Schloß Neuhaus and FC Paderborn merged to form TuS Paderborn / Neuhaus, which was renamed SC Paderborn 07 (SCP07) in 1997. In 2005, SCP07 got promoted to 2nd Bundesliga, where they would compete until the season 2008/2009.

The biggest club milestone was Paderborn's promotion to the Bundesliga in 2014. In the 2015/2016 season the club returned to the 2nd Bundesliga. Under new management, Paderborn achieved its turnaround. Twice making the jump from the 3rd division to the first division. Currently, Paderborn plays in Bundesliga 2 where they sit in 9th.

Season ticket members, members of The Preserve and newsletter subscribers will have access to presales for this international friendly in early February before tickets are made available to the general public.

Get tickets to the first five regular season home games in 2022 now before single game tickets go on sale in February with the First Five ticket package. Check our website at mnufc.com for more information and follow Minnesota United's social channels for regular updates on the club.


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