The University of Minnesota is located in the bustling metropolis of the Twin Cities area. The University's three campuses offer state-of-the-art meeting spaces, classrooms, and athletic facilities, as well as easy access to the activities and events taking place in the metropolitan area. We offer indoor and outdoor venues of all sizes, from intimate spaces perfect for 5-10 guests to large venues that can accommodate upwards of 2,500 guests. Our variety of options ensures that we can provide you with a venue that fits all of your event's needs. For more information about the venues available at the University of Minnesota, please explore the tabs below.
Baseline Tennis Center: The Baseline Tennis Center features 10 indoor courts and 12 outdoor courts. The building boasts 30-foot ceilings, a spacious player's lounge, several locker rooms, and seating for approximately 500 spectators.
Bierman Building: The Bierman Field Athletic Building includes a gymnasium, 11,000 square feet of weight room space, and basketball hoops. The space is used for a variety of recreational sports. The University Outdoor Track is located directly outside of the Bierman Building and offers an 8-lane, 400-meter poured surface with stadium seating for 2,500 spectators.
Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Soccer Stadium: With space for both competition and practice, the Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Soccer Stadium seats approximately 1,000 spectators in bleachers adjacent to the field. Above the field is the Clubhouse, which houses the Minnesota Soccer Hall of Fame, locker rooms, and athletic training area.
Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex: The Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex is home to classrooms, indoor practice fields, and an outdoor astroturf field used by the Gopher football team. The Gopher Hall of Fame lines the corridors of the atrium-style entrance.
Jane Sage Cowles Softball Stadium: Unique features of the Jane Sage Cowles Softball Stadium include the bench-back grandstand, stadium seating for 1,000 spectators, and stadium lighting that allows for evening gameplay. Other amenities at the stadium include a two-story building behind home plate with restrooms, food services, athletic training space, a press box, and team meeting facilities.
Mariucci Arena: Home to one of the nation's most competitive collegiate hockey teams, Mariucci Arena consists of an Olympic-size sheet of ice and seating for 10,000 spectators. The arena features eight locker rooms, an equipment room, athletic training space, a media room, a modern weight training room, 18 suites accommodating an additional 300 spectators, and a club room that seats 205 guests.
Ridder Arena: Ridder Arena was built as the first facility solely dedicated to women's hockey. The arena has a regulation NHL-size sheet of ice with seating for 3,400 spectators. Ridder Arena also includes a club room with 210 seats and nine spectator suites that each accommodate 14 guests. Additional features of the building include locations for concessions, merchandise sales, and strength and conditioning facilities.
Siebert Baseball Stadium: This facility is home to the University of Minnesota Men's Baseball Team and is comprised of 62,000 square feet with seating for approximately 1,000 spectators. The field was built in 1971, but was recently renovated in the summer of 2012 to provide additional seating, locker rooms, training facilities, and a synthetic turf field.
Sports Pavilion: The Sports Pavilion is a multi-purpose facility that can be transitioned into three volleyball courts or two basketball courts. The facility also includes locker rooms, meeting rooms, lounge and study areas, concessions, media rooms, an equipment room, athletic training facilities, and a weight room. Bleacher seating accommodates up to 5,700 spectators.
Williams Arena: Commonly referred to as "The Barn," Williams Arena is home to the University of Minnesota Basketball program. The historic building has renovated locker rooms, weight training facilities, and team meeting rooms. The building houses a trademark court that sits three feet above the spectator level.
University Boathouse: Constructed in 2007, the University Boathouse is located on East River Flats Park and houses a practice and storage facility for the University of Minnesota rowing teams and clubs. The building includes a rowing tank for team training, three bays for boat storage, one work bay, men's and women's locker rooms, a medical training room and equipment storage space.
Bell Museum of Natural History
The Bell Museum is the state's natural history museum and offers a unique venue for small meetings to large receptions. Located on the St Paul campus, the Bell Museum can accommodate small meetings for 10 guests up to full museum rentals for up to 800 guests. Invite your guests to visit the world-famous dioramas, including the wooly mammoth, or tour the solar system in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Our event staff can create a custom experience in the museum to provide a truly unique experience.
The Campus Club is a unique and historic venue that combines elegance and great food with an exciting campus atmosphere. The executive chef is committed to using locally sourced and organic ingredients, resulting in fresh, healthy, and delicious food. The Campus Club is located on the fourth floor of Coffman Memorial Union with amazing views of downtown Minneapolis, the Mississippi River, and the campus mall area. Features of this venue include meeting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor Terrace, and a full-service bar/lounge, making The Campus Club the perfect venue for your next meeting or special event.
Carlson School of Management
The Carlson School of Management offers a variety of rooms and spaces perfect for meetings, conferences, or special events. Features of this venue include a spacious atrium, large auditorium with adjoining classroom, executive center, and media room.
The University of Minnesota offers a variety of classroom spaces around campus, including small rooms for intimate meetings and lecture/assembly halls for larger events. Technical and audio/visual support is offered in classroom spaces.
Coffman Memorial Union
Coffman Memorial Union is located at the heart of the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus. This venue offers a theater with seating for 400 guests, banquet rooms with seating for up to 400 guests, performance venues, meeting rooms, outdoor venues, and wireless internet access. The theater is the perfect space for films, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and lectures, and has an attached art gallery reception area.
College of Continuing & Professional Studies
Located on the beautiful St. Paul Campus, the College of Continuing & Professional Studies is a superb place to hold a conference, event, or meeting. This venue offers multiple meeting rooms with various set-up options, theater seating for 440 guests, on-site audiovisual equipment and technical support, a full range of dining choices, and registration and meeting planning services.
Gopher Sports Premium Spaces
Located in the heart of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus, the home of Gopher football features multiple club room spaces available for events and meetings throughout the year. These stylish, open spaces range from 2,000 to 20,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 800 guests. The LEED-certified stadium has hosted a variety of events including meetings, banquets, wedding receptions, and conferences. Other amenities include audio/visual services, wireless internet access, preferred caterers with full-bar service, and stadium tours. Additional premium rental spaces are also available at Williams Arena, Mariucci Arena, and the Sports Pavilion.
Humphrey Conference Center
The Hubert H. Humphrey Conference center is located on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. This venue offers a variety of room sizes and amenities, including Cowles Auditorium with an adjacent sky-lit atrium and the Roy Wilkins Room. Most rooms are equipped with tables, upholstered rolling chairs, LCD projectors, screens, and whiteboards. The Humphrey Conference Center also offers guests technical support.
Located on the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus, the Law School offers a variety of spaces that can accommodate conferences, meetings, or special events. With intimate spaces for as few as six guests to larger auditoriums that seat up to 200 guests, the Law School can accommodate any group. This venue also offers technological services if needed.
McNamara Alumni Center
The McNamara Alumni Center is an architectually stunning Minneapolis East Bank meeting, conference, and special event venue. This venue features ten unique rooms of varying size, award-winning service, D'amico Catering, and an adjacent 500-car parking ramp, making it a convenient and perfect choice for special events.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers ten unique indoor and four outdoor spaces for meetings, conferences, weddings, and other special events. With on-site catering, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, free wireless internet access, and ample free parking, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is fantastic venue that will fit any event's needs.
Located in the heart of the University of Minnesota East Bank campus, Northrop Auditorium is spectacular venue for conferences, concerts, theater performances, and more. Northrop has recently undergone a grand revitalization, which transformed the space into a 2,800 seat auditorium with state-of-the-art acoustics, fabulous sightlines, cutting-edge technologies, and updated amenities.
The University of Minnesota offers a wide variety of outdoor spaces for concerts, races, and other events. Spaces include the plaza in front of Coffman Memorial Union, the Washington Avenue Bridge, and Northrop Plaza.
Recreation and Wellness Facilities
URW Sports Field Complex (Field/Dome): The URW Sports Field Complex can accommodate soccer, ultimate disc, lacrosse, rugby, flag football, and a variety of other sports. The artificial field, which is enclosed under a dome in the winter, is 120 yards long by 85 yards wide. An additional, smaller turf field next to the main field can be used for softball, flag football, or 9v9 soccer.
Cooke Hall: Constructed in 1938, Cooke Hall is home to two swimming pools that are available for special events, swimming instruction, camps, and open recreation. Pool 10, remodeled in 1997, is a shallow-water pool able to accommodate persons with disabilities. Pool 15 is a six-lane, 25-yard pool with varying depths. In addition to the pools, Cooke Hall also houses a gymnasium and studio space used for badminton, volleyball, and general recreation.
Les Bolstad Golf Course: Les Bolstad Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course that has hosted several Big Ten Tournaments. The golf course is open to the public and includes a driving range and clubhouse.
St. Paul Gymnasium: The St. Paul Gymnasium is a historic building located on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. The building includes an aerobics studio, a shallow-water pool, two multi-purpose rooms, a fitness center, a gymnasium, and a 24-foot rock-climbing wall.
St. Paul Soccer Fields: The St. Paul Soccer Fields are divided into two fields. One of the fields is 228 feet by 400 feet and is commonly used as the competitive field; the other field is 250 feet by 464 feet and is often divided into two fields for practice or intramural play.
University Aquatic Center: Completed in 1990, the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center is home to the Natatorium, which features a 50-meter racing pool and adjacent diving well. The nationally renowned pool has hosted many major events, such as the Big 10 Championship and the NCAA Championships. Overlooking the pool, the Aquatic Center Lobby is an open space that easily accommodates a variety of events including meetings, trade shows, and ceremonies.
University Fieldhouse: The University Fieldhouse was donated to the University of Minnesota after World War II. Remodeled in 1985 and newly renovated in 2019, the University Fieldhouse is now a popular facility for event rentals, including volleyball tournaments, basketball and cheerleading camps, high school science fairs, and Relay for Life. The University Fieldhouse houses an indoor running track, a 200ft by 102ft artificial turf field, and two full-size basketball courts.
University Recreation Center: The University Recreation Center is located on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. In 2013, the Recreation Center was expanded to include a fitness center with four-tiered levels of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, a free-weight area, and several additional cardiovascular and stretching spaces. The Recreation Center also offers seven multipurpose rooms with built-in audio-visual capabilities that can be utilized for group fitness, special events, informational fairs, banquets, and presentations. The Center of Outdoor Adventure is also located in the Recreation center and includes a climbing wall and outdoor equipment rentals.
West Bank Fields: The West Bank Fields cover an area of 4.8 acres and can be converted into three softball fields, two flag football fields or one soccer field. This space has been utilized for events such as Native American Pow Wows, Minnesota Stand Down, and Ultimate Frisbee tournaments. The field is illuminated with six light fixtures to allow for night use.
St. Paul Student Center
The St. Paul Student Center is located on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. This venue offers theater seating for up to 327 guests, banquet rooms with seating for up to 416 guests, performance venues, meeting rooms, and two outdoor spaces. The North Star Ballroom, located in this venue, is a versatile space suitable for banquets, career fairs, performances, and more.
Ted Mann Concert Hall
Overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River, Ted Mann Concert Hall is a world-class concert auditorium that seats 1,126 guests. Ted Mann Concert Hall also features a beautiful lobby space with a three-story window that offers a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River. This space is commonly used for private parties, business gatherings, or other special events.
Weisman Art Museum
The Weisman Art Museum is a unique venue located on the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus. The blend of art, architecture, and exceptional customer service guarantees your meeting, conference, event, or private party will be memorable. Weisman Art Museum features a variety of spaces, including the Dolly Fiterman Riverview Gallery, which offers views of the river and is ideal for up to 350 guests. There are also more intimate spaces, including the Weisman Family Seminar Room, which is a great space for up to 25 guests.