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Minnesota Sports Starts In Bloomington
It would be hard to find a more ideal location for a sporting events or tournaments than Bloomington, Minnesota. Not only is the city centrally located within one of the top metropolitan areas in the United States, it's also located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Saint Paul and next to the International Airport. We are less than 1½ hours by air from anywhere in the Midwest and within 3½ hours by air from any American city. By car, we are within a day’s drive of over 40 million people. We invite you to see how we can help make your event hassle-free and memorable.
Passionate For Sports
Cheer all year in one of the few metro areas to have all major professional sports teams represented. In the “State of Hockey”, 18,000 loyal fans pack the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul to cheer on the Minnesota Wild. The Metrodome, connected to Bloomington via Light Rail, is home to the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins. In 2010, the Twins moved into the new Target Field on the other side of downtown Minneapolis. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx tear up the courts at Target Center each season, and there is always Big Ten action at the University of Minnesota. With many other minor league and amateur sports action, the Twin Cities and Bloomington are definitely a sports-focused destination.
When you choose Bloomington, your teams will notice that you have selected a destination that they want to experience. Now more than ever, you need to choose to host your tournament in a location that is accessible, affordable and exciting for teams and their families.
For unique experiences that rival some of the country’s top locales, Bloomington provides a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, vibrant restaurants and elegant hotels. From an exhilarating walk in a wildlife refuge to a relaxing dinner at an exceptional restaurant, we’ve got you covered.
No visit to Bloomington would be complete without exploring Mall of America®, the country’s largest indoor retail and entertainment complex. 520 stores, including Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sears. 50 restaurants to satisfy every taste. Free parking, free shuttles, fabulous indoor entertainment and with no tax on clothing and shoes, make sure you leave a little extra room in your luggage for some great buys.
With so many exciting family friendly entertainment options, it’s easy to see how you can turn your tournament into a fun vacation for the entire family.
Check out upcoming events in Bloomington, Minnesota and the Twin Cities area.
The largest retail and entertainment complex in the nation. Features 520 stores!
Valleyfair is the perfect destination for the entire family with over 75 amazing rides and attractions, including Planet Snoopy and Soak City Waterpark.
At Davanni's, we have everyone's favorite pizza, hot hoagies, lasagna, pasta, salad and more! We invite the whole team to enjoy a delicious meal with us! 21 Twin Cities locations including Bloomington!