Have you been wondering what that big bubble is in Savage? Some people say it can be seen from as far away as Burnsville High School. It has not always been there; rather it is the newest athletic facility to cater to youths and adults during the cold season.
This new dome was built through a partnership with the Burnsville Athletic Club (BAC), Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (PLAY), Prior Lake Soccer and the city of Savage. It has 108,000 square feet (the Metrodome has 142,515 square feet). Inside, you will find three fields, batting cages and even a golf cage. Athletes involved in soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball and football are expected to be the biggest users. The visionaries of this dome didn’t forget about the walkers, runners and families that are not part of the sponsoring organizations because members of the community can jog or walk around the inside of the dome free of charge from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. seven days a week.
This is a win for a lot of our families because they don’t have to travel to places like Vadnais Heights or Faribault to practice indoors.
The state of Minnesota has mandated that organizations, like the BAC, certify all coaches and officials. Get certified or notify BAC of your certification: Concussion Proof of Certification
A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions—a type of traumatic brain injury—to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The "Heads Up" initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Click here to go to the CDC website to learn more!
The Burnsville Athletic Club (BAC) is a nonprofit organization that organizes and supervises youth sports for kindergarten through 12th grade. All board members and commissioners are volunteers. Our non-paid positions allow us to maximize what we can give the community.
BAC has been providing and organizing youth sports since 1959. In the early days, many of the functions of the BAC were executed in the homes of volunteers. Years later, we moved to the Alimagnet Park House. Our current home is in the basement of the Burnsville City Hall.
We plan to grow in many ways while improving service to our community.
Where your donation is needed:
Scholarships: We need outside funding in order to provide for those that can not afford our programs. Currently, a portion of paid participants is used to finance this need. Due to the economy, this logic is creating a challenge.