What They're Saying: Don Garber

“I wish the stadium wasn’t 19,000, and that it was 27,000 because I think at some point we are going to be thinking of how do we make the stadium bigger. I think we are going to be dealing with that in a number of different markets.”

-- MLS commissioner Don Garber on Allianz Field, Minnesota United's 19,796-seat stadium that was built at a cost of $250 million and opened on Saturday. The Lions have about 5,000 on their season-ticket waiting list. Season tickets were capped at 14,500. (St. Paul Pioneer-Press)
4 comments about "What They're Saying: Don Garber".
  1. Wallace Wade, April 15, 2019 at 10:35 a.m.

    Please remember this from “Don” Garber. It will provide plenty of comedy in the near future. 

  2. Tim Shyver, April 15, 2019 at 2:27 p.m.

    Done. Lol.

  3. R2 Dad, April 17, 2019 at 1:40 p.m.

    I'm confused. The Don Garber that cares about TV contracts knows a packed 19,000 stadium for many of the home games is better on the screen and outweighs the downside of a half-full 27,000 stadium for a mid-week match against a basement team. Visuals matter. Minnesota can reevaluate in 15 years, once the stadium needs a facelift.

  4. Bob Ashpole, April 19, 2019 at 4:35 a.m.

    The stadium design includes possible expansion to add another 5000 seats. I suspect every club planning a stadium also plans for expansion of the stadium.

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