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Sports & Activities Near Burnsville, MN

Once the cold weather breaks, the flowers begin to bloom, and the birds start to sing – which means that springtime is here. With the warmer weather comes the start of the spring sports season. Luckily, Burnsville is an affordable and centrally located destination for the teams and activities you love to enjoy in the great state or Minnesota!

Minnesota Twins

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The unofficial kick-off to spring is Minnesota Twins opening day at Target Field. Catching a Twins game during your spring visit to Burnsville is as simple as hopping on the Metro Transit from the Heart of the City to downtown Minneapolis. From there you can jump on the light rail directly to Target Field. Attending a Twins game is a unique experience as Target Field is located in the historic warehouse district in downtown Minneapolis and is the most-modal, transit-oriented ballpark in America.

Your first chance to catch a Twins home game is on April 4, 2024, for opening day.


Minnesota Wild


There is truly nothing like hockey in Minnesota and it’s even better when the Minnesota Wild are making a run at the playoffs!  There is still time to get in on the action and cheer them on. The regular season may end of April, but it looks like we’ll all be getting a dose of Minnesota Wild hockey during the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

The Minnesota Wild’s home stadium is at the Xcel Energy Center located in on W. Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul. Getting to the Xcel Energy Center from Burnsville is easy! Simply get on the Metro Transit from Burnsville directly to St. Paul. You’ll be there in no time at all.


Minnesota Timberwolves

Some may think that professional basketball is a cold weather sport – not for the Timberwolves! Once baseball kicks off in Minnesota, the National Basketball Association’s playoffs kick off and the Timberwolves look like a strong contender this year. Minnesota’s professional men’s basketball teams home court is at the newly renovated Target Center.

Getting to the Target Center from Burnsville is as easy as hopping on the Metro Transit!

The Metro runs from both the Burnsville Transit Station and Burnsville Heart of the City and takes roughly 35 to 54 minutes. The routes to the Target Center drop travelers directly in front of the stadium. It doesn’t get any more convenient than that!


Minnesota Lynx


Minnesota is home to the 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017-Women’s National Basketball Association Campions! The Minnesota Lynx call Minneapolis’ Target Center home. The wait for the beginning of the Lynx’s’ season is a little longer than the other teams the area but why wait to get your tickets? The home opener is on Friday, May 17, 2024. Don’t miss out on catching one the of best teams in the WNBA!


Minnesota United FC


The United FC is Minnesota’s professional soccer club based in St. Paul. This soccer team, that began in 2017, plays at the Allianz Field stadium. Minnesota United’s season begins during the beginning of spring and runs all the way through the fall. You can experience this sport by catching the metro from Burnsville Transit Station and taking it to St. Paul. Expect to be on the bus for roughly an hour. 


St. Paul Saints

The St. Paul Saints is Minnesota’s minor league baseball team of the International League. The Saints are the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins! If you’re not a fan of visiting a huge stadium filled to the brim with spectators, a St. Paul Saints game is for you. The Saints play at CHS Field located near downtown St. Paul. At any given Saints game, you can expect to go home with a special keepsake such as jersey replicas, magnets, more.  Don’t miss out on Friday night fireworks!

To get to CHS Field, take the Metro from the Burnsville Transit Station to the stadium. Expect to be on the bus for roughly over an hour.


Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN

Shakopee’s Canterbury Park is Minnesota’s premier year-round entertainment attraction. Located just a short 12-mile drive from Burnsville, this racetrack and card casino runs live horse racing from mid-May to mid-September (2024 live racing kicks off on Saturday, May 18th). The park features a family-friendly atmosphere featuring activities from live horse and corgi races. Canterbury Park also is home to the Midwest’s largest variety of table games.


Grand Slam

Nothing says family fun like Grand Slam. This 30,000+ square feet building houses a variety of activities such as games, rides, laser tag, pirate themed mini-golf, extreme trampolines, video games, bumper cars, and more! Grand Slam is located directly across from Burnsville’s Heart of the City and is the perfect place for fun-filled family adventures.



Life’s more fun on wheels! After your action-packed day at Grand Slam, head next door to Skateville. This popular local attraction has been serving the area for over 40-years and offers roller-skating, inline skating, and arcade games. Skateville is home to Minnesota’s only maple rotunda skating floor that gives skaters over 14,000 square feet of clean surface for cruising.

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