Allianz Field, in St. Paul, Minnesota USA, is the home of Minnesota United Football Club (MNUFC) of Major League Soccer (MLS).
SHEERFILL® Illuminate 28 Silver High Light Transmission Membrane utilizes nearly 10,000m2 (over 100,000 ft2) to create the unique façade that wraps the stadium, protecting fans from the sometimes harsh Minnesota weather, while allowing a view to the world outside the stadium.
The use of Illuminate allows for light and visibility through a weatherproof skin. It also allows for dramatic lighting effects from within, creating an iconic structure visible both day and night. With Illuminate, high light transmission and visibility are retained even with a colored product. For Allianz Field, a silver color was chosen to deliver an even more striking appearance.
Since Illuminate is made of PTFE (TEFLON®) and fiberglass like other SHEERFILL membranes, it provides superior safety (Class A fire rating) and proven long-term performance. In addition, with the ability to have long spans with limited structural support, Illuminate enables lightweight construction not possible with alternatives like ETFE or glass.
SHEERFILL Illuminate High Light Transmission Membranes are manufactured at the Saint-Gobain in Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA.