Sports Minneapolis COVID-19 Resources

At Sports Minneapolis, we are still hard at work, dedicated to bringing sporting events to the Minneapolis area for the benefit of our community when the time is right. Our staff monitors the daily developments around the spread of 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: January 15, 2021

Current Status

  • Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's Stay Safe Plan provides a set of phases for the safe reopening in a number of settings. Minnesota is currently in Phase III.
  • Governor Walz issued Executive Order 21-01 on Jan. 6, modifying COVID-19 restrictions imposed under previous executive orders. This most recent order allows indoor events and entertainment venues to reopen at 25% capacity; increases capacity totals for outdoor events and entertainment; allows indoor dining at restaurants and bars at 50% capacity; increases maximum capacity for fitness centers; and allows wedding receptions and other private parties to resume with limits. Indoor and outdoor social gatherings remain limited to two and three households, respectively. There are additional guidelines for youth and organized sports, pools, and places of worship. For more information, go here.
  • Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-81 on July 25, requiring people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone. Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are not required to wear face coverings, but are encouraged to wear a face covering when in public.
  • Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is currently requiring individuals to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face covering in accordance with CDC guidance when in Minneapolis indoor spaces where people gather, including retail stores, government buildings, schools and recreation centers. This applies to individuals who are over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering.

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State - Minnesota

Sports Minneapolis is operating in accordance to 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:

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City-Specific Information

Sports Minneapolis is operating in accordance to 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:

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Stadiums & Arenas

Minnesota stadiums are closed at to the public this time. For more information on the current status on sports cancellations and postponements, click here. To keep up-to-date and learn more about the status of major Minnesota stadiums and arenas, please visit the following resources:

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Minneapolis Convention Center

The MCC is following the recommendations by the Minnesota Department of Health, the Governor of Minnesota and the Mayor of Minneapolis. Groups of up to 25% occupant capacity, not to exceed more than 150 people, are permitted so long as social distancing and face-covering requirements are met. As the MCC is comprised of separate compartments, and many compartments have their own rated occupancy limit with designated exits/entrances, each room/compartment meeting those guidelines may hold 25% of its occupancy, not to exceed 150 people. The maximum number of patrons for the entire venue (both indoors and outdoors and counting all self-contained spaces) may not exceed 750. Food service at indoor events must end at 10 p.m. The MCC continues to be a Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Community Testing Site.



Spectators

For indoor games and competitions, spectators are limited according to indoor venue guidance (up to 25% occupant capacity, not to exceed more than 150 people). For outdoor games and competitions, limits follow outdoor venue guidance (25% capacity, up to 250 people). Inter-region tournaments and out-of-state play are discouraged.

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Hotels

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

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MSP International Airport

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport has ramped up cleaning and disinfecting procedures for MSP touchpoints. Its cleaning partner has established a formal COVID-19 response team and microbial remediation plan, and is conducting extra disinfection of public spaces throughout MSP. Face coverings are required to be worn at MSP.

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Mass Transit

Metro Transit is supporting efforts by regularly disinfecting vehicles and busy boarding areas, encouraging employees who feel ill to stay home and adapting service levels to make the most of limited resources. Face coverings are required to be worn on all Metro Transit buses and trains.

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Visitor Center

The Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center is currently closed. Visitor Services staff are available during business hours by phone, email and through social media:

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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 cdc.gov or their social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).

If you have health questions about COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health offers a specific COVID-19 hotline: 651-201-3920 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time).