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Lodging

We offer several lodging options for teams during their stay at Schwan's USA CUP. If you have any lodging questions, please contact NSC Travel.

Hotels

Teams are required to stay in the official tournament host hotels. A team ID is required to secure lodging.

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TEAMS LOOKING TO BOOK 10 ROOMS OR MORE, PLEASE COMPLETE THE TEAM BLOCK REQUEST FORM.

 

Hotels in the Twin Cities have partnered with the National Sports Center to provide lodging accommodations for all our events. Whether you are searching for an economy or luxury hotel, the National Sports Center’s Official Host Hotels offer a broad range of choices to meet your needs.

The tournament has a "stay to play" policy for the USA CUP Weekend, USA CUP Indoor and USA CUP tournaments. Each team registering for the tournament are required to make hotel reservations with one of the Official Host Hotels to be eligible to participate in either tournament. The approved hotel list is generated by Schwan's USA CUP.

Having a "stay to play" policy increases the amount of room nights available to teams and clubs and helps lower the rates the hotels are offering. By increasing the amount of room nights used for the tournament, USA CUP is able to prove to the host hotels and communities our positive impact on their local economy.

Rates range widely.  USA CUP will work with any club or team that may have a special situation (please see special situations below). If you still are unsure or have additional questions feel free to contact NSC Travel.

Special Situations

If you are in the situation listed below or another circumstance, call USA CUP and ask for more information on how we can help.

  • Do you already have a signed hotel contract? Please email a copy of your contract and what your needs are. We will try and incorporate those rooms into our approved hotel list. 

Dormitory

Dorm Deposit: $150 required for each tournament

  • Dorm deposit guarantees room space, providing dormitory housing list is received by June 9, 2017.
  • Log into the Team Central area for the online dormitory housing list (you will need your team ID number to log-in).
  • Dorm space is assigned based on date of application and receipt of housing list; special requests are not available.
  • Deposit(s) are refunded following receipt of damage reports by dormitories. Damages will be deducted from the deposit. Damages that occur in common areas will be prorated among the teams staying in the dorm and deducted from the $150 deposit.
  • Fee includes transportation to/from the airport, shuttle service between the dorm and the NSC, housing and meal package.
  • Teams dropping from either tournament June 9, 2017 and after will not receive a refund of the team fee and dorm deposit, if applicable; player fees are refundable.
  • Individuals dropping from the dorm July 1, 2017 or after will not receive a housing refund; player fees are refundable.

Chaperones

  •  Three adults minimum; are permitted to stay in the dorm. No siblings. Be sure to inform all prospective chaperones of the “no sibling” rule before finalizing your chaperones.
  • Chaperones must be 21
  • Alcohol/drugs/smoking is not permitted in any dorm, including adult rooms.
  • Vandalism, harassment, violence in any form, verbal or physical intimidation, gambling or inappropriate language is not tolerated. Players and adults in violation will be ejected from the tournament.
  • Quiet hours are strictly enforced. Quiet hours mean that players are in their respective rooms by the posted hours. Teams have a variety of schedules, including games starting as early as 7 a.m. each morning.

USA CUP Weekend Dorm Housing/Shuttle Service Package: July 13-16, 2017

  • Check-in: Thursday, July 13 beginning at 12 noon; meal package begins with dinner
  • Check-out: Sunday, July 16 at 11 a.m.; meal package concludes with breakfast
  • Teams continuing to play after 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 16, will check out of the dorm prior to 11 a.m. and bring luggage to Tournament Headquarters for safekeeping.
  • Airport shuttle service between the dorms and the airport runs July 13 and July 16.
  • Limited shuttle service for Final Team Check-in will begin Thursday, July 13 after 3 p.m. 
  • USA CUP Weekend dorm package
    • $270 per person for University of Northwestern (three meals per day)
    • $245 per person for University of Minnesota (two meals per day)
  • Non-Dorm residents must purchase a transportation shuttle pass in order to take the shuttle from the dorm to the tournament and from the tournament back to the dorm.
    • $30 for USA CUP Weekend shuttle pass
    • $50 for USA CUP shuttle pass
  • Shuttle pass can be purchased by contacting the registrar.

USA CUP Dorm Housing/Shuttle Service Package: July 17-23, 2017

  • Check-in: Monday, July 17 beginning at 12 noon; meal package begins with dinner.
  • Check-out: Sunday, July 23 at 11 a.m.; meal package concludes with breakfast
  • Package does not include dinner on Tuesday, July 18 due to Opening Ceremonies. Teams may purchase spaghetti dinner as package add-on: Spaghetti dinner is held on campus of the National Sports Center, Welcome Center, 4-7 p.m.
  • Airport shuttle service between the dorms and the airport runs July 17 and July 23.
  • Shuttle service for Final Team Check-in will begin on Monday, July 17 at 3 p.m.
  • USA CUP dorm packages
    • $500 per person for University of Northwestern (three meals per day) 
    • $460 per person for University of Minnesota (two meals per day).
  • Non-Dorm residents must purchase a transportation shuttle pass in order to take the shuttle from the dorm to the tournament and from the tournament back to the dorm. 
    • $30 for USA CUP Weekend shuttle pass
    • $50 for USA CUP shuttle pass
  • Shuttle pass can be purchased by contacting the registrar.

No Early Check-in or Late Check-out Option for Either Tournament

University of Minnesota

  • Two meals per day: breakfast and dinner.
  • Air-conditioned
  • Chaperones with uneven gender will not be required to share a room.
  • Every attempt will be made to keep teams on the same floor, but is not guaranteed.
  • Community bathrooms with separate shower stalls/curtains
  • Towels/bed linens/pillow provided. Towels may be exchanged daily at the front desk.
  • Free card operated laundry available
  • No charter bus parking
  • Parking permits required. Parking permits are limited and will be available for sale.
  • Continuous shuttle service to and from the NSC.
  • Click here to visit University of Minnesota housing webpage

Interested in attending the University of Minnesota? Click here to schedule a tour.

University of Northwestern - St. Paul

  • Three meals per day. Meals missed due to game schedules will not be prorated.
  • Each room is equipped with a kitchenette to include stove-top, mini-refrigerator, sink and bathroom
  • Three people per room
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Chaperones with uneven gender will not be required to share a room.
  • Every attempt will be made to keep teams on the same floor, but is not guaranteed
  • Towels, bed linens and pillow provided
  • Laundry facilities available at minimal cost
  • Free parking
  • Continuous shuttle service to and from the NSC
  • Click here to visit the Northwestern USA CUP informational webpage

Interested in attending Northwestern? Contact their appointment coordinator at 651.631.5112 or click here to schedule a tour. 

Homestay

Available for Schwan's USA CUP only, July 16-23, 2017

Schwan's Homestay creates memories that last a lifetime through positive cultural exchange. The Schwan's Homestay housing option includes lodging, meals and transportation for a team of 18 players and no coach in the homes of Minnesota families. We hope the following information will provide insight into what homestay is all about.

Questions? Contact Vicki Barnes or 763.785.5652.

International USA CUP Homestay Information

  • For U11-U15 international teams interested in staying with Minnesota families
  • Players on teams must be age appropriate
  • Homestay is limited and is available by special request only
  • Deadline for inquiries is April 1.

Minnesota USA CUP Homestay Information 

  • For Minnesota families interested in hosting international teams
  • The Homestay Host Agreement must be received by July 1
  • The online background check release (information on completing the release will be emailed) must be completed by each adult in the household who is 18 years old and older by July 1
  • Teams are paired with host families by July 7
  • Download the Minnesota Homestay Packet for more information
  • Contact Vicki Barnes if interested in hosting international teams

Campgrounds

Bunker Hills Regional Park

701 Country Parkway Road
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Ph: 763.757.3920
Bunker Hills website

Country Camping

750 273rd Avenue NW
Isanti, MN 55040
Ph: 763.444.9626
Country Camping website

Ham Lake Campground

2400 Constance Blvd
Ham Lake, MN 55304
Ph: 763.434.5337
Ham Lake website

Minneapolis Northwest KOA

10410 Brockton Lane
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Ph: 763.420.2255
Minneapolis Northwest KOA website

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Preserve

7401 Main Street
Lino Lakes, MN 55126
Ph: 763.757.3920
Rice Creek website 

View the homestay experience

View life in the dormitory!

Metro Transit

Metro Transit (612.373.3333) is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses and trains as well as options for those who walk or bike.

Please note that currently there are no routes that stop on the National Sports Center campus. Utilize Metro Transit to explore the area while you are here.

NSC Travel Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

NSC Travel

Phone: 763.717.3885