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Volume 26 No. 208
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Alcohol To Be Sold At Allianz Field's Great Lawn Before Matches, Events

Fans will now be able to "enjoy beer and wine before they enter" Allianz Field for Minnesota United matches and other events, as the grassy area just north of the stadium known as the Great Lawn was designated as an entertainment district by the city of St. Paul, according to Dylan Anderson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. A hearing last month about the two ordinances, one to "create the Great Lawn Entertainment District and another to allow alcohol sales, lasted just over a minute without anyone from the public speaking up." Submitted to the city by Allianz Field food vendor, Delaware North, the plans "call for eight concession tents selling beer and wine flanking the field across Shields Avenue from the stadium, as well as food trucks and a team merchandise booth." Fans "won’t need to scan a ticket or have their bags searched to enter the area" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 2/14).