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Minnesota United FC Announces Toro as Official Turf Equipment and Irrigation Partner

Partnership establishes Bloomington-based company’s role in helping maintain the pitch and surrounding grounds at new St. Paul stadium

Jun 20, 2017  |   Sports Fields & Grounds

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – With the debut of Major League Soccer in Minnesota, Minnesota United has selected Bloomington-based Toro as the official partner of turf equipment and irrigation to help foster its goal of maintaining a world-class pitch and the surrounding greenspace at the new stadium. The multi-year agreement, in partnership with Toro distributor MTI Distributing, builds on a relationship that began in 2015.

“As we began to consider plans for the care and maintenance of both the grass on the pitch and the green space at our new stadium, it just made sense to partner with Toro,” said MNUFC President Nick Rogers. “As a Minnesota-based company, and a worldwide leader in caring for sports fields, Toro will understand the unique demands our climate places on our future pitch and will help to make sure it is a world-class surface.”

The irrigation system will utilize T7 Series rotors and be managed by Toro’s Sentinel® central control system. The Toro T7 Series rotor is designed and tested to ensure consistent performance, and uses high-efficiency nozzles for even and precise water distribution. Toro’s Sentinel control has extensive flow reading, reaction, and reporting capabilities for managing the efficient use of water. As the stadium moves towards completion, Toro will work with the Minnesota United to select the proper mowing and turf cultivation equipment for the unique challenges of maintaining a stadium playing surface.

“With the excitement of Major League Soccer debuting in Minnesota, we are proud to help support Minnesota United FC in their effort to create a best-in-class experience for fans and players alike,” said Rick Olson, president and CEO of The Toro Company. “With strong roots here in Minnesota, we are honored to further our relationship with Minnesota United and to provide the innovative product solutions and support needed to maintain this world-class sporting venue.”

MTI Distributing, based in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has been a Toro distributor for nearly 70 years and serves golf courses, sports fields, schools, municipalities, and landscape contractors in the Upper Midwest.

Branden Happel  |  Corporate (General Media Inquiries)  |  952-887-8930  |  branden.happel@toro.com
Eric Durkee  |  Minnesota United FC  |  651-270-8755  |  eric.d@mnufc.com
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2016, Toro's global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit www.toro.com.