Sports Minneapolis COVID-19 Resources

At Sports Minneapolis, we are still hard at work, dedicated to safely bringing sporting events to the Minneapolis area for the benefit of our community. Our staff monitors the daily developments around COVID-19 and is committed to providing up-to-date information on how it is affecting the city, our partners and clients. We continue to update this section and resources as we receive new information about visiting Minneapolis.

Updated: June 14, 2021

Current Status

  • As of May 28, remaining capacity and distancing limits have been removed, including for indoor events and gatherings. On July 1 (or sooner if Minnesota hits 70% of adults vaccinated), the requirement ends for businesses to have COVID preparedness plans.
  • On June 1, the face mask mandate in Minneapolis came to an end, following CDC guidance that says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks in most situations.


State - Minnesota

Sports Minneapolis is operating in accordance with guidelines set by the State of Minnesota. To keep up-to-date and learn more about what Minnesota is doing to keep visitors safe at a state level, please visit the following resources:


City-Specific Information

Sports Minneapolis is operating in accordance with guidelines set by the City of Minneapolis. To keep up-to-date and learn more about what Minneapolis and our metro area are doing to keep visitors safe at the city level, please visit the following resources:


Stadiums & Arenas

Effective May 28, all stadiums and arenas may operate with no capacity or social distancing limits. As of June 1, face coverings are not required at indoor venues in Minneapolis. 

To keep up-to-date and learn more about the status of major Minnesota stadiums and arenas, please visit the following resources:


Minneapolis Convention Center

Effective May 28, events at the MCC can  take place with no capacity or social distancing limits. As of June 1, face coverings are recommended, but not required for events at the MCC. Individual events may require their attendees and staff to wear face coverings at their discretion. For more information about a specific event at the MCC, please contact Marcus Travis at 612-335-6257 or The MCC continues to be a Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Community Testing Site.



Minneapolis hotel properties are prioritizing cleanliness and safety for their guests. For individual policies, please check out their web pages.


MSP International Airport

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport has has earned two major industry cleaning and safety facility accreditations - GBAC STAR and Airport Health - as part of its robust effort to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and combat future health threats. MSP's Travel Confidently program is a thorough, multi-layered cleaning and sanitization regimen, and requires face coverings, promotes social distancing, provides hundreds of hand sanitizing dispensers, has built and installed hundreds of Plexiglass shields at customer interaction points, allows for touchless food and beverage ordering and payment, and offers touchless parking through its online, pre-booked reservation program.


Mass Transit

Metro Transit is supporting efforts by regularly disinfecting vehicles and busy boarding areas, encouraging employees who feel ill to stay home. Face coverings are required to be worn on all Metro Transit buses and trains.


Restaurants & Bars

Effective May 28, restaurants, bars and other places of public accommodation offering food and beverages can now operate with no capacity or social distancing limits. As of June 1, face coverings are not required. Many restaurants and bars are offering delivery, takeout, window service, walk-up service, drive-thru or drive-up service.


Visitor Center

The Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center will reopen in July 1. Visitor Services staff are available during business hours by phone, email and through social media:


Other Helpful Resources

To ensure you are reading the most accurate and up-to-date news regarding COVID-19, follow the CDC’s updates on or their social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).

If you have questions about COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health offers a specific COVID-19 hotline: 1-833-431-2053 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).