Featured Development - National Sports Center Dome
The National Sports Center received approvals for a seasonal dome that will service the increasing demand for winter indoor field space for soccer, lacrosse, ultimate, baseball, softball and golf. The project was approved by the Blaine City Council on August 5.
The dome will be located in the NSC Stadium, and will measure 110 feet tall by 260 feet wide by 450 long and cover 117,260 square feet. The size of the floor is actually 130 percent the size of an 80 yard by 120 yard soccer field. It will incorporate part of the Welcome Center building as its entry way.
The dome will go up for six months, from November 1 through April 30. During the summer months, the stadium will return to its configuration of two outdoor full size soccer fields.
The NSC will program time in the dome for its own leagues and tournaments, but significant blocks of time will be rented to local sports associations. Minnesota United FC will also utilize the domed field for winter training.