COYYS

No, I didn’t get it wrong Spurs supporters, I just added an extra “Y” for young. Because the Spurs team we saw Tuesday night was very young. The trouble with doing an “International Champions Cup” (whatever that means) in a World Cup summer is that the best players are home resting up between the World Cup and the upcoming league season. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the match between the young Tottenham Hotspur side and AC Milan.

Before the game, we stopped by the “Fan Fair” outside the stadium. They were giving away swag (posters, fan towels, and koozies) and selling merch and there was a beer garden with some games. After getting our swag and merch, we headed back to our hotel, as I had been wanting to have a drink outside their restaurant since we arrived. The bar/restaurant (at the Best Western Normandy) was designed like a Parisian café with small tables and wicker style chairs facing the street. We had city-priced cocktails and enjoyed the rush-hour traffic ambiance.

Donning our new gear, we returned to the stadium. U.S. Bank Stadium, the two-year-old home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, is a huge and impressive structure.

Even the bathrooms (bottom left photo) were nice and plentiful, at least in the Hyundai club where we were seated. Food options were typical, but drink options were plentiful, including Strongbow Original Dry, which we didn’t even know you could get in the U.S.!

We even got to see some of the Spurs first-teamers play in the final 30 minutes.

And Spurs won. All in all, a good experience.

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