Brooklyn Park, Minnesota is home to one of the state’s best outdoor athletic facilities. Zane Sports Complex provides teams with an expansive collection of fields. The complex boasts four baseball diamonds, four softball diamonds, and nine soccer fields.

Zane Sports Complex is a popular facility that many teams depend on whenever they’re playing in the eastern Minnesota area. Another reason why so many teams make an effort to play there is the assortment of lively attractions and popular restaurants nearby.


Things to Do


Housing three beloved attractions under one roof, Bowlero knows a thing or two about fun. Their bowling alley is second to none thanks to its impressive 48 lanes. Your team will be bowling in style. No need to worry about keeping score because Bowlero’s automated scoring system does it for you. All you need to concentrate on is keeping your ball out of the gutter.

Try not to get distracted by all of the big screen TVs while you’re walking up for your turn either. A combination between sports games, music videos, and TV shows are always playing on the pack of televisions, so you can tune in to whatever interests you while you wait to bowl.

Bowling alleys and arcades go hand in hand. So, it should come as no surprise that Bowlero has an awesome arcade to match its epic bowling alley. Load up your arcade card and hit the ground running. The array of games offered is very diverse. A solid mixture of older classics and popular new games can be found.

Instead of playing a game, be a part of it in laser tag. Form a skilled team of competitors and fight for victory. Bowlero also has some billiards tables available. Foods like sandwiches, pizza, wraps, hamburgers, and hot dogs can be purchased at any time. 7545 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443


Como Town

This next attraction is perfect for younger, middle school aged teams looking for something to do near Zane Sports Complex. Como Town is a seasonal amusement park with plenty of rides to enjoy. Get your heart pumping on one of the park’s thrill rides. Feel the sensation of free falling courtesy of the Drop Zone. Take a crazy ride on the SS Swashbuckler. This pirate ship swings you side to side at great heights. Some other rides to look out for at Como Town are the bumper cars, chair swings, and the Tiger Trax roller coaster.

Believe it or not, Minnesota can get pretty warm. When you need an outlet from the heat, Como Town’s Splash Zone and Water Wars can cool you off. Stand under the dump bucket and let water pour down on you while you jump around and make a big splash. At Water Wars, you can shoot water balloon launchers and have water bucket fights with your team.

Como Town starts group package deals for groups of at least eight people. If you’re traveling with a large group remember to look into these discounts. 1301 Midway Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55103


Whirlyball Twin Cities

Ever heard of a game by the name of Whirlyball? It’s safe to assume, probably not. Whirlyball is a unique activity that combines aspects of basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and bumper cars. Yes, you read that correctly, bumper cars. You and your team can experience this peculiar game for yourselves right near Zane Sports Complex at Whirlyball Twin Cities.

The courts are 80 by 50 feet and can allow for up to 10 players at once. Two teams of five will drive their bumper cars around the court with one hand and with the other will be trying to scoop, pass, and score a whiffle ball by hitting the backboard. When you score, an electronic sensor will register the points, so there’s no need for you to have to keep track of it in your head.

Whirlyball Twin Cities is in high demand. It would be smart to reserve a court in advance before you visit. 13644 80th Cir N, Maple Grove, MN 55369


Can Can Wonderland

You won’t encounter a mini golf course as extraordinary as the one at Can Can Wonderland. The story behind Can Can’s one of a kind course is really cool. They asked mini golf enthusiasts from all over what their dream mini golf hole was. Then, they took the best 18 ideas and made them a reality thanks to local artists, architects, fabricators, and electrical engineers.

As you putt your way through the course, you are going to have to deal with giant loops, windmills, the Wonderwall, a natural disaster themed hole, and a lot of other peculiar obstacles. Can Can Wonderland’s 18-hole course is one of the greatest looking mini golf courses you’ll ever have the pleasure of seeing.

Just as a heads up, Can Can offers group discounts if your group consists of 15 people or more. 755 Prior Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104


Bunker Beach Water Park

Escape the summer heat and the sweat you worked up at Zane Sports Complex in the most awesome way possible by heading to Bunker Beach Water Park. Minnesota may not be near the ocean, but you can pretend it is because of the wave pool. Jump in and fight waves that reach heights as high as three feet. Zoom down all six of Bunker Beach’s high speed water slides, or slow things down and blissfully float down the Lazy Loop.

Test your balance at the Plunge Pool. This activity makes you walk across a pool on lily pads. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Many who attempt it end up losing their balance and get soaked in the pool. Bunker Beach has a couple volleyball courts and two aqua climb walls which add even more variety to what you can do.

Admission prices are pretty cheap for a water park and you can even get a reduced rate if you bring 20 people to the park. 701 County Rd A, Coon Rapids, MN 55448


Albertville Premium Outlets

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Albertville Premium Outlets breaks the mold of the typical giant, indoor shopping center and instead opens things up a bit. Get a little sun while you shop thanks to the outlets’ outdoor model. Each of the 110-plus stores requires you to walk outside to get to the next one.

The selection of stores, products, and dining options is immense. Going to Albertville Premium Outlets with your team takes little to no planning because of the variety of places to shop and eat at. Everyone on the team will be excited about going there! 6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301


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Places to Eat

Fat Nat’s Eggs

With three locations in Minnesota, the closest to Zane Sports Complex being in Brooklyn Park, Fat Nat’s Eggs specializes in all sorts of egg dishes.

Fans of Eggs Benedict will jump for joy. Fat Nat has a whole section of the menu dedicated to them. He also serves huevos rancheros and omelets. Sandwiches and hamburgers are available during lunch time as well. 8587 Edinburgh Center Dr, Brooklyn Park, MN  55445


Thai Fusion

Thai food has become a favorite cuisine in the past decade. One Thai restaurant that is terrific and close to Zane Sports Complex goes by the name of Thai Fusion.

They cook up traditional Thai noodle and curry dishes. Some other notable menu items that the team will be happy about are stir-fry, fried rice, and sweet and sour chicken. 3003 85th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55444


Nelson Cheese & Deli

Zane Sports Complex - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe sandwich selection at Nelson Cheese & Deli is second to none. The deli makes 29 different kinds of sandwiches in total, with roughly a fifty-fifty split of hot and cold styles.

The ever-popular Buffalo chicken wrap, Reuben, and meatball sub are definite contenders, but the other 26 sandwiches have certainly earned some solid consideration too. 359 83rd Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432


Olympia Café and Gyros

Only the highest quality Greek food is made at Olympia Café and Gyros. Make sure to try their gyros, pita wraps, and homemade hummus.

Olympia is even open during breakfast. Their Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast pita melts are an awesome way to start the day. 247 Central Ave, Osseo, MN 55369


You and your team are going to have a blast exploring Brooklyn Park. There won’t be a dull moment with all of the attractions near Zane Sports Complex.

Make the most of any free time you get by visiting as many places as you can. There’s no need to miss out on any of the fun.