Minnesota United FC on Wednesday announced it has selected Mortenson Construction as the construction manager for the team’s planned $120 million, 20,000-seat stadium in St. Paul.

The stadium will be the home for United after it joins Major League Soccer. 

Construction is expected to begin in 2016. The stadium will be located at the intersection of Snelling and University avenues, in the Midway area of St. Paul. The site is near multiple transportation and transit routes, including the Green Line light rail, bus rapid transit to start soon along Snelling Avenue and Interstate 94.

Design of the stadium will be led by Kansas City-based Populous, which has partnered with Mortenson on several other sports facility projects, including Target Field, TCF Bank Stadium and Xcel Energy Center.

"We are very pleased and fortunate to have Mortenson Construction as our partner as we build a new, world-class soccer stadium and begin a larger re-development of Midway area," said Bill McGuire, whose group was awarded the United MLS franchise. "Mortenson is a Minnesota company that is internationally recognized as builders of great sports facilities. That experience - coupled with their ongoing focus on innovation, technology and quality - will benefit our team and fans, the sport of soccer, the neighborhoods around the new facility, and our entire state."