Minnesota United now has official start dates for the 2021 season.

While MLS announced Jan. 25 when preseason camp and season openers were set to begin, a labor dispute was brewing with the players’ association and the league, making those dates tentative.

On Monday, the players’ association said it had ratified amendments to a new collective bargaining agreement. “Players are ready to play,” their statement, in part, said. The league and MLSPA reached a tentative agreement Friday after weeks of negotiations and pushed-back deadlines.

The agreement runs through 2027, and since the league started in 1996, it has avoided a work stoppage.

Now, the Loons and other clubs can move forward with a schedule to open preseason camp in exactly two weeks, on Feb. 22, and kick off the season on April 3-4. MLS plans to play its traditional 34-game season through Nov. 7. The MLS Cup Playoffs will run from Nov. 19 to Dec. 11.

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MLS said the full schedule will come in the next few weeks.

United plans to conduct its preseason both indoors at the National Sports Center in Blaine and with a trip to a warm-weather climate. In previous years, the Loons have gone to Florida and Arizona. Manager Adrian Heath said in mid-January the club’s plans for a preseason trip were in a holding pattern while the labor issues were being addressed.