The 3M Open is an annual PGA Tour event that takes place at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, MN. The event brings 156 of the best professional golfers in the world and 150,000 spectators to Blaine each year.
Previously, Blaine and the TPC Twin Cities played host to the 3M Championship a PGA Tour Champions event. The move to the regular PGA Tour will increase the economic impact of the event from an estimated $17 million per year to an estimated $50 million per year.
The tournament will also include auxiliary events such as a major concert at the National Sports Center, in 2019 the concert will be headlined by Zac Brown Band. The concert will be held on July 5 and will end with a 20 minute fireworks display.
For the inaugural year of the tournament the City of Blaine in conjunction with the 3M Open hosted public information open houses on May 8. Some of the topics covered at the meetings included; parking, traffic, road closures and detours, rental licensing, TPC neighborhood impacts, and tournament site security measures. Many of the documents used in the meetings are available below.
The PGA Tour enforces a bag policy similar to other major sporting events. The information below will help prepare tournament goers before heading to the event.
TPC Neighborhood Impacts
Residents living inside the secure perimeter will need a resident pass to enter into the neighborhood. These passes will be distributed by the 3M Open and any questions should be directed to the 3M Open office, they can be reached at 763-783-9000.
As shown on the map below residents in the 3M Open will have their garbage and recycling picked up on Tuesday, July 2 instead of the normal day of Thursday. Walters will be picking up recycling bins during tournament week and the following week so that residents do not have a gap of longer than two weeks between recycling pick ups.
Several streets in the TPC neighborhood will have temporary parking restrictions. View the map below to see the restrictions.
The main spectator parking lot will be at the National Sports Center. Spectators will park at the National Sports Center and they will go through an event security screening before boarding coach shuttle buses to the tournament.
Volunteers will park at Blaine High School, and other groups such as VIP ticket holders, corporate guests, and media will all have assigned lots which can be viewed on the map below.
The city has received several questions from residents inquiring about renting out their home during the tournament. The city has a procedure for rental licensing. View the information below or call 763-785-6146.
All ticketing for the tournament and the Zac Brown Band concert is handled by the 3M Open. Free tickets are available for active or retired military members and for youth age 17 and under. Please note that the PGA Tour does not allow reentry, spectators that decide to leave during the day will need a new ticket if they want to return later in the day.