Professional athletes to attend opening of Minnetonka Dick’s Sporting Items


The new Dick’s Sporting Goods concept store — featuring a rock climbing wall, outdoor grass court and golf bays — will have several top-class Minnesota athletes on-site when it opens next month.

The Grand Opening of Dick’s Sporting Goods House of Sport at the Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd with special athlete performances throughout the weekend.

Dani Cameranesi will be in the new store on Friday 3 June from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. She was a star hockey player at the Blake School before managing the Gopher women’s hockey team from 2013 to 2017 and winning the national championship in 2015 and 2016. and also played for the US women’s national team in 2014.

Vikings All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson will be in store on Saturday, June 4 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. and Twins awesome Joe Mauer will be on Sunday, June 5 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.: be there at 12:00 a.m.

The new store, in the works since last fall, will feature:

  • A 35 foot climbing wall
  • A batting cage for baseball and softball
  • Golf shot bays and a putting green
  • A hockey shop
  • A house of stollen with seasonal offers
  • A service area for things like skate sharpening or bike repairs

It also features a 20,000-square-foot turf field and running track that will serve as the site for future fitness and sports clinics. In winter it will be an ice rink. It is unclear when the field and the track will open.

A representation of the running track and grass field.

This will be the third House of Sport location in the country. The others are in Rochester, New York and Knoxville, Tennessee.

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