Minnesota Stars FC is the only professional soccer team in the state of Minnesota. The Stars play in the second tier of the North American professional soccer, in the North American Soccer League alongside seven other clubs: Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Puerto Rico Islanders, San Antonio Scorpions FC, and Tampa Bay Rowdies.
In 2011, the re-launched NASL's first season, the Stars claimed the Soccer Bowl trophy thanks to a 3-1 aggregate victory in the championship series over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
The team plays its home matches at NSC Stadium in Blaine, Minn., on the campus of the National Sports Center. The team's goal is to provide a fun, festive atmosphere for fans of all ages to watch high level soccer at affordable prices. Tickets to Stars games start at just $6 for youth age 17 and younger and $12 for adults.
On April 7, 2012, the team will kick off its title defense at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets to that game start as low as $5, and no ticket is more than $20. Help the Stars pack the Metrodome for their Dome Opener!