Mayo Clinic Square was a $25 million all private investment to create and is home to the both the Timberwolves and Lynx training center, basketball and business operations, the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center and the Timberwolves and Lynx Basketball Academy.
Construction on the project began in February 2014 when the Timberwolves, Lynx and Mayo Clinic announced a new partnership that included plans to develop the training center and state-of-the-art sports medicine center in 600 Hennepin Ave., now named Mayo Clinic Square. Occupying the third and fourth floors of a former movie theater, the 107,000 sq. ft. facility includes expanded training areas and two basketball courts, with the Timberwolves and Lynx each having a primary court. The 20,000 sq. ft. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center opened in October 2014 and is directly connected to the teams’ training area. With Mayo Clinic right next door, our players have instant access to one of the most sophisticated and respected medical systems in the world. The combination of our new training center and partnership with Mayo Clinic allows us to develop our players to 100 percent of their ability and is a great asset for retaining and attracting the top talent in the NBA and WNBA.
The Lynx are the first WNBA team to have their own dedicated practice space, which includes their own court, locker rooms and training areas.
The location of the training center also makes it unique. While many practice facilities are built in non-descript office parks, the Timberwolves and Lynx Courts at Mayo Clinic Square is located in downtown Minneapolis and right across the street from Target Center, the teams’ home arena.