A new DICK’S Sporting Goods just opened in Minnesota and it’s not your average sporting goods store! I had to opportunity to take a tour of the new store right before its grand opening and all I can say is wow! Now open, DICK’S House of Sport is only the 3rd location in the US (the other two being in New York and Tenessee) and leans into more experiences than just equipment. The new store features a rock climbing wall, an outdoor field, a massive shoe wall, and more!
The 105,000 square foot space is two floors and showcases everything you might need for your next adventure! Each area is staffed with experts in the field, so you can feel confident about your purchase, no matter big or small. I perused the outdoor section and chatted with the staff about the best camping gear to get started this summer! It was nice to get a personal yet educated opinion from someone to help make my decisions! DICK’SHouse of Sports turns your shopping trip into an elevated experience from start to finish, right when you walk in the door with personal experiences around every corner.
The Experience + Services
The best part about the store is all the unique experiences you can have here. Sign up to tackle the 35 foot rock-climbing wall, perfect your golf swing with a golf pro, break a sweat in a pop-up fitness class, or hit a home run and test out a new bat in your virtual field of choice with HitTrax. Coming soon is a 20,000 square foot Track and Field space that will be outside – and in the winter it will turn into an ice rink too!
Some of the unique things in this store include the House of Cleats – featuring a 360 wall of 384 pairs of cleats that you can try on in the indoor turf pad! This is also the only store that has its own specialty Hockey Shop and on-site hockey ambassador. Catch local athletes on the wall and look at the cool Minnesota-inspired hockey helmets designed by local artists! But I have to say my favorite thing has to be the Footwear deck on the first floor. It has the largest selection of shoes of all the DICK’S Sporting Goods stores, featuring over 2,400 options for the whole family!
Lastly, another unique thing this House of Sport offers is a full-service station for customers. Whether your bike needs a tune-up, baseball glove needs steaming, or skates need sharpening, you can pop into the service desk right at the entrance. Most services are same day turn around too.
Did you know DICK’S also has their own private brands too? This was news to me on my tour and their selection is great for the family! Starting with DSG, this brand is made for the entire family with inclusive sizing and a great price point and you can only find it at DICK’S! 1% of all purchases from DSG go back the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation to help save youth sports. For females, you can find Calia right when you walk in – and it has the best selection of on-trend pieces for not only activewear but everyday life too! Lastly for males, you can find VRST – a versatile line for men to take from work to the weekend without having to change.
DICK’S has a huge passion for community connection and you will definitely see that here. They have a dedicated space in the store to host pop-up fitness classes with local fitness trainers and gyms and they’ll also feature local partners to fuel you up too with local juice and coffee! With the new outdoor Field & Track space, expect DICK’S to bring in local experts to host clinics and local youth sports clubs to enjoy the space!
Big things are happening at DICK’S House of Sport in Minnetonka! It really is your one-stop-shop for everything you need whether you are heading out on an outdoor camping adventure, biking the trails, or gearing up for summer sports – you can find it all here. I can’t wait to come back!