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Minneapolis: A Year-Round Sports Destination

Minneapolis is a sports-lovers paradise - offering year round spectator athletic events to enjoy or opportunities to get outdoors and participate yourself.

As a guest of The Grand Hotel, you're just moments away from the largest sports venues in the region – Metrodome (soon to be Vikings Stadium), TCF Bank Stadium, Target Field and Target Center. Within a 10 minute walk via the connected Skyway network you too can be cheering on professional football's Vikings, baseball's Minnesota Twins or professional basketball's Timberwolves or Lynx. Minnesota's Golden Gophers offer year-round collegiate sporting events on the nearby University of Minnesota campus. And don't forget to cruise on out using one of our two on-site bicycles, available to use throughout your stay at the hotel.


Join the fun and cheer yourself into a fan-fueled frenzy at the 64,100 seat Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and Mall of America Field. The famous Metrodome is only minutes from The Grand Hotel Minneapolis, and is the home of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team (through the 2013 regular season) and is the only stadium in the country that has hosted the Super Bowl, the World Series and a NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Championship.

All the excitement is just under a mile from our downtown hotel. More

Walk the distance direct from our hotel lobby via the indoor climate-controlled Skyway, take a taxi or go around the corner and catch a #14 or #94 bus for a ten-minute ride.

The Metrodome is scheduled for demolition beginning in February 2014, but will be rebuilt in the same location as the home of the future Vikings Stadium in 2016. NFL games are scheduled to be played at University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium throughout the 2014 æ ²016 regular seasons.

Learn more about the Minnesota Vikings, including schedules, tickets, events & more here.

TCF Bank Stadium

Cheer on your favorite NCAA college football teams on the nearby campus of the University of Minnesota. The state's largest university is home to Minnesota's ㇯lden Gophers䠡nd the 50,805 seat TCF Bank Stadium. Taxi or towncar offer the most convenient access to the campus and stadium, at just over 4 miles from The Grand Hotel. The regular college football season begins in early September and continues through to the end of November.

Learn more about Minnesota's Golden Gophers, including schedules, tickets & events here.

Target Field

With nearly 40,000 seating capacity, Target Field is one of the top sports arenas in the world and is just moments away from The Grand Hotel. Our downtown Minneapolis hotel is a boutique oasis just blocks from this world-class ballpark. Walk the climate-controlled skyway or stroll the lively streets to see Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins.

With spectacular views of the city skyline, Target Field is a Minneapolis must. Visit MLB's website here

Target Center

See riveting basketball at the 20,500 seat Target Center, just blocks from The Grand Hotel through the climate-controlled skyway system. Target Center is home to the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA Minnesota Lynx basketball teams.

But the Target Center offers more than just basketball. Some of the more notable events include professional bull riding, indoor entertainment wrestling (WWE), concerts and keynote conventions.

Just across the Mississippi River lies the Xcel Energy Center - home of the Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team.

The Grand Hotel is happy to help you with tickets to any of these exciting games or sporting activities in and around the metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul area. You can contact our concierge directly at or (612) 288-8888 for additional details or assistance.