Timeline

2001

Pinecone Regional Park established.

2003

Bernick’s Arena opened in Pinecone Regional Park.

Beginning in 2004

Established yearly partnerships with local athletic associations to utilize Bernick’s Arena for training, games, and tournaments.

2008

Outfitted the arena with astro-turf, which served as the catalyst for year-round usage.  The turf made Bernick’s one of the few facilities in Central Minnesota that offered indoor playing fields.

2011

Launched a spring concert series at the arena, bringing thousands of people to the arena on a yearly basis.

2013

Entered into a long-term lease with the Sartell Sapphires Gymnastics Association to use Bernick’s Arena for training during the spring and summer months.

2017

Feasibility study proved project to be successful and planning committees ensued.

2019

SCHEELS secures naming rights for the new complex as a result of their lead gift/donation.

August 26th, 2020

SCHEELS Athletic Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony

More details to come…

News

https://thenewsleaders.com/ground-broken-for-new-arena-in-sartell/