Dark Clouds Banner

When Minnesota United football club played their debut Major League Soccer home game in March 2017, United's support squad, Dark Clouds, wanted to show off a brand new gigantic banner. For this new banner, also known as a tifo, Dark Clouds hired Burlesque to create a fresh design that celebrated the team's history as well as some Minnesota state pride.

Using Mike Davis' design, the Dark Clouds crew teamed up to hand-paint the banner at a staggering 60 feet tall. Included in the design is an illustration of Alan Willey, a beloved footballer who spent most of his career playing for the Minnesota Kicks and the Minnesota Strikers in the 1970s and '80s.

Shown here are Mike's final design as well as a shot of the tifo in action!