Brooklyn Park Sports Dome is Up
Anyone going by Park Center High School recently has noticed a change in the skyline. The new Brooklyn Park Sports Dome has been inflated and will be ready for action after New Year’s Day.
The big bubble was inflated on Monday and is clearly visible from nearby neighborhoods and streets. The multi-use dome is located just south of Pride Stadium. It is 230 feet wide and 400 feet long and is similar to the Maple Grove sports dome.
The Northwest suburbs now has four sports domes – one in Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, and two in Plymouth. Brooklyn Park’s indoor facility has a field turf surface and will be used for baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, cricket and other sports. When the dome is not inflated the fields can be used in the spring, summer and fall too.
There will also be open dome nights when people can pay a couple bucks to come in and exercise.
Split cost for Brooklyn Park Sports Dome
The cost of the dome is $7.7 million and that will be shared by Osseo Area Schools and the city of Brooklyn Park.
The city will pay slightly less than $3.5 million. Brooklyn Park will also pay for lighting, community-use sporting equipment, and repairs to the dome beyond routine maintenance. Meanwhile the Osseo School District is paying just over $4.25 million for its contribution, including the synthetic turf, building a parking lot and routine upkeep.