Photos: Minnesota United runs first practice at Allianz Field


Minnesota United players take to the pitch at Allianz Field for training.
1 Minnesota United players take to the pitch for their first practice at Allianz Field in St. Paul on Wednesday. 
Minnesota United midfielder Lawrence Olum, center, runs through drills.
2 Minnesota United midfielder Lawrence Olum, center, runs through drills during training. 
Minnesota United's Michael Boxall, Jan Gregus and Brent Kallman warm up.
3 Minnesota United defender Michael Boxall (15), midfielder Jan Gregus (8) and defender Brent Kallman (14) plank during warmups. 
Minnesota United players take to the pitch at Allianz Field for training.
4 Minnesota United players take to the pitch at Allianz Field for training. 
The media watch Minnesota United's inaugural practice at Allianz Field.
5 Members of the media watch Minnesota United's inaugural practice at Allianz Field. 
The Brew Hall is reflected in a window Alllianz Field.
6 The Brew Hall, which is open year round, is reflected in a window Alllianz Field. 
Grow lights are used to help keep the grass green at Allianz Field.
7 Grow lights are used to help keep the grass green at Allianz Field. The stadium also features a heated field. 
Assistant groundskeeper Mitch Ronning cuts the grass at Allianz Field.
8 Assistant groundskeeper Mitch Ronning cuts grass at Allianz Field on Tuesday. The grass was grown in Colorado and shipped to Minnesota. 
The Loons will play their inaugural match at Allianz Field April 13.
9 The Minnesota United Loons will play their home opener and inaugural match at Allianz Field on Saturday, April 13.