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Twin Cities Gateway: Where the Excitement Begins

Jun 23, 2022

Twin Cities GatewayTwin Cities Gateway is where excitement begins, and memories linger. Here, your athletes will connect with wins both on and off the field. We’re the gateway to great experiences and the destination you’ll want to revisit.

Our venues are the best you’ll find anywhere. The National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine, the world’s largest amateur sports facility, proves that if you can bring it, we can host it. Next up is the Target USA Cup, the world’s largest soccer tournament, which will see upwards of 1,000 teams competing from not only 17 different states but 13 different countries.

The NSC has a whopping 60 fields in total. Plus, it offers the Schwan Super Rink, the world’s largest ice venue with eight sheets of ice and a 5,500-seat stadium, the Schwan Center meeting and events building. The NSC is home to the USA Women’s Olympic hockey team and the Minnesota United MLS soccer team

Twin Cities Gateway has over 100 ball fields that include award-winning major complexes and stadiums with turf fields. During winter months, the spacious M Fairview Dome, at 110 feet tall, can hold two girls softball games – all indoors.

The Four Seasons Curling Club is one the premier curling clubs in the nation with six ends and was the home of the USA Olympic Curling team.

Twin Cities GatewayWhat else? We have the National Youth Golf Center, a comprehensive venue that includes the 18-hole Victory Links course; an indoor Sports Hall with a FieldTurf field and a 150-bed residence hall. All told, the National Sports Center hosts nearly 300 events and sees almost four million visitors annually. Since opening in 1990, we have welcomed over 32 million visitors through our doors.

But we’re not just the Gateway to the NSC. We have 10 award-winning golf courses including Bunker Hills Golf Club and TPC Twin Cities. The latter plays host to the 3M Open, a stop on the PGA TOUR. There’s also a host of other attractions, for families, kids, adults – and everyone in between.

Kids (and kids at heart) will love Bunker Beach Water Park, located on the grounds of the 1700-acre Bunker Hill Regional Park. Bunker Beach features six towering water slides, a 900-foot lazy river, activity pool with climbing wall, a zero-depth entry pool with a water play structure, a creative sand play area, and Minnesota's largest outdoor wave pool.

Twin Cities Gateway
Al Stauffacher

Adults will find a truly unique destination in Crooner’s Supper Club, where smooth jazz meets excellent local dining and craft cocktails, and where the sounds of the skilled artists will linger on the night air. Want a special night out for sponsors, officials or parents? We can arrange that.

We have endless miles of trails for hiking, cycling or running, museums, zoos, amusement parks, art, history and more. If you can dream of an adventure – from helicopter tours to trail rides to sea planes and orchard visits, we have it.

Come see for yourself why (and how) we’re the destination where excitement begins. Come to Twin Cities Gateway. Contact Al Stauffacher (612-269-0441) for more information or visit us on the web at

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