University of Minnesota Boathouse


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The University of Minnesota boasts one of the nation's best facilities with an on-campus boathouse, located on the banks of the U of M campus. Nestled in the midst of the East River Flats Park, the Golden Gophers opened their new facility in winter of 2007. The University Boathouse houses a 27-seat erg room, an indoor tank, which seats 12 rowers, a full locker room, coaches' offices and boat storage area.

University Boathouse

  • Completed in 2007 and houses the women's varsity team and the men's club team
  • The boathouse rests on a half acre in the East River Flats Park, located on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus
  • Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the boathouse is located near a bike path that follows the river shore at the base of the bluff. The path was recently constructed and handles foot, stroller, bike and wheelchair traffic
  • Features an indoor tank, which seats 12 rowers at a time
  • 27 erg machines for a full team practice in the erg room
  • Locker room housing 70 lockers, adjacent to the team's laundry room
  • A total of four bays: three boat bays for all boats, oars and equipment plus a "shop" or work bay
  • Wood ceilings in the tank and erg rooms with "poster-sized" windows of the Minneapolis skyline and the Mississippi River
  • Balcony off of the erg room, which faces the Mississippi River

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