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Minnesota United Training at Bielenberg; NSC Renovations Underway

by on 11 March 2017

Major upgrades to Minnesota United’s training home at Blaine’s National Sports Center are in full swing. Between this and the cold weather, Minnesota United needed a new training facility. Woodbury’s Bielenberg Sports Center is filling the void.

A club spokesperson confirmed that Minnesota United has started renovations on the National Sports Center. The indoor facilities, including the large field house as well as the team’s locker rooms, are the focus of the facelift.

FiftyFive.One’s Brian Quarstad first reported the then-pending upgrades in January, with the club now beginning work towards a “state of the art” training compound. At the time, the list of modifications included a player lounge, new exercise equipment, weight rooms, an office, and a rehab/trainers area.

Bielenberg’s indoor soccer complex boasts a 90,000 square foot soccer-specific field house. Meanwhile, the NSC’s indoor soccer field has a low ceiling and non-regulation size pitch. This makes Bielenberg a more-than-capable stopgap. The team likely won’t move back to Blaine until they can train outdoors. The combination make the temporary home convenient for the Loons as they look to bolster their infrastructure.


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  • Dean Campbell

    Probably 75,000 square feet, not 7,500.

    • Brian Quarstad

      Yes, you are right, Dean. It’s actually, 90,000. Made the correction. Thank you.