The dome "would be primarily a practice facility and offseason training facility,” Ann Kattreh, the city's parks and recreation director, told the Star Tribune. “We have a lot of interest in it.”The dome would be located near Braemar Arena, contain either one large or two small fields and be rented to football, lacrosse, baseball and soccer leagues at rates of $275 to $350 an hour. Kattreh told the paper that fees would cover the dome's annual operating cost.
The outdoor ice rink would operate from Nov. 1 to March 15, giving the Edina Hockey Association about 750 hours of ice time, easing the conflict over ice time at the Braemar Arena between the hockey association and the Braemar City of Lakes Figure Skating Club.
“I think there is general support for all of these things on the city council,” mayor Jim Hovland said at the end of the work session, according to the Star Tribune.Edina is expected to decide whether to go forward with these projects—and how to pay for them—later this year.