What does the National Sports Center Offer in Blaine, Minnesota?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 9:11am.

Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/timwilson/5840880377The National Sports Center in Blaine is over 600 acres and is the largest amateur sports complex in the world. There are a number of various facilities in the complex where you can play a variety of sports such as soccer, lacrosse, hockey, football, rugby and golf. You can figure skate, run track and field, or participate in cycling.

Facilities

There are indoor facilities as well as outdoor facilities that host the various sports and activities. There is the Victory Links Golf Course, which is an 18-hole golf course, designed with the PGA Tour in mind. There’s the Schwan Super Rink, which is a huge ice arena complex that is actually where the US Women’s Olympic Hockey Team calls home. The rink offers a variety of tournaments, leagues, and lessons all year around.

The Sports Hall is a huge indoor facility that spans 58,000 square feet and it is used for multiple events from sports to non-sporting events. There are 52 athletic fields that are used for sports like lacrosse, soccer, and many other outdoor sports.  The stadium located in the National Sports Center seats 8,500 people and has been host to many huge events such as the Opening Ceremony of Schwan’s USA Cup and the US National Team soccer games, as well as many concerts and other large events.

The Velodrome

Then there’s the Velodrome which has hosted many cycling events in addition to a race series that takes place every week. There are classes offered at the Velodrome for beginner riders who would like to try their hand at track cycling.

The sports center also has a Residence Hall which has 180 beds and a cafeteria which can be used for camps, retreats, tournaments, or any other event that needs an on-site housing facility. It is adjoined with the Sports Hall for easy access to some of the athletic fields.

The National Sports Center is an amazing sports complex that has so much more to offer. Stop by there to try your hand at one of the many different sports or to watch some of the events that take place throughout the year.  

Kris Lindahl
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