Minnesota United announced today that it will host Bundesliga 2 SC Paderborn 07 as the 2022 International Friendly Match of the 2022 Season on Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 PM CT at Allianz Field. Season tickets already have a ticket to this match – the 18th in their subscription pack – while tickets to the general public will go on sale in early February.
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with the Bundesliga by welcoming a new historic club to Allianz Field,” said Shari Ballard, CEO of MNUFC. “We’ve had great success with our international friendlies and we’re constantly looking for additional opportunities to bring the world’s game to our Minnesota football community. We have a fantastic lineup to Allianz Field this year, including a pivotal USMNT World Cup Qualifier in February and the MLS All-Star Game in August. We couldn’t be happier to include this game on SC Paderborn 07 as well 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 grew out of 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 was promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga, where they would compete until the 2008/2009 season.
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 realized its turnaround. Twice the jump from 3rd division to 1st division. Currently Paderborn plays in Bundesliga 2 where they are in 9th place.
Season ticket members, members of The Preserve and newsletter subscribers will get presale access for this international friendly in early February, before tickets are made available to the general public.
Buy tickets now for the first five home games of the regular season in 2022 before single game tickets go on sale in February with the First Five ticket package. Visit our website mnufc.com for more information and follow Minnesota United’s social channels for regular updates about the club.