Fall Sports Binge

Fall in Minnesota is for sports.


The onset of Labor Day for local sports fans is like the arrival of Christmas morning: it means the Minnesota Vikings are entering week one of the NFL season, the Twins are making their playoff push, the Lynx are tearing up the WNBA playoffs, Wild hockey is only a month out, as well as the Timberwolves’ preseason.  

State of hockey flag

In case you weren’t counting, that’s five professional sports teams that are located right here in Minneapolis-St. Paul:  something only a handful of metro areas in the nation can boast. Plus if you haven’t heard, Major League Soccer is coming to St. Paul. That means by 2018, there will be six Twin Cities pro sports teams.

Minnesota Vikings player
With fall bringing the start of some of our teams’ seasons and the end of others, there is a ton going on. Have you ever thought about the fact that if the stars aligned, you could go to four different sports events on the same late October weekend? Let’s say the Twins were headed to the World Series; you could potentially go to a Timberwolves game Friday night at Target Center, a Wild game Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center, a Vikings game at noon on Sunday, and a Twins game Sunday night at Target Field … Just saying, that could happen!

So when you visit this fall, you are going to need a full weekend to cram in all of the Minnesota sports action. Minneapolis Northwest hotels are only 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis stadiums and 30 minutes from downtown St. Paul; all offer free parking and easy freeway access to get to the game.

Inside stadium during Timberwolves game

Minnesota Lynx player Fall baseball at Target Field