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Follow our move to the Highlight Center

In June 2015, we'll move our NE Minneapolis headquarters to 807 Broadway in the historic Arts District of Northeast Minneapolis to begin the next chapter of Sport Ngin. Just down the street from our current headquarters, 807 Broadway has been the home of a GE Mazda light bulb manufacturing factory and most recently the home of the Minneapolis School District administrative offices.

June 29 - Welcome to Highlight

It's the day we've been dreaming of. Employees are making their way in and we're so excited to introduce everyone to our new home. 


June 29, 2015


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June 24 - Moving In!

Our new sales area looks great! Finishing touches are making it feel like home.


June 24, 2015


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June 24, 2015

June 17

By this time next week, the moving will have started. Still can't believe the progress made in a week and can't wait to get into this space. The bleachers look great, the lounge is getting equipped, and the building showers are getting installed. 


June 17, 2015


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June 10

We're 19 days away from the big move. Glass walls and doors are being installed and the bleachers are covered in the Great Room. 



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June 10, 2015 (Training Center)


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June 10, 2015 (Game Room)


June 10, 2015

June 2

It was employee tour day today! We're less than a month from the move and it was our first chance to show an early look at the space before we all move in.



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May 28

The floors are looking amazing after some serious work in the past week and the parking lot has spaces all ready to go.


May 28, 2015


May 28, 2015

May 20

So much work in the past week. The floors are being brought back to life and the bleachers in the Great Room are really coming together.


May 20, 2015


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May 20, 2015

May 18

Lots of work done on the entrance and parking area.


May 18, 2015

May 13

Even more progress on conference rooms and the Great Room bleachers.


May 13, 2015


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May 6, 2015

Making progress on the "Great Room" bleachers and kitchen island. HVAC ducting nearly complete.


May 6, 2015


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May 6, 2015

April 29, 2015

Conference rooms just off of the "Great Room" starting to take shape.


April 29, 2015

April 22, 2015

Wall framing and initial HVAC rough-ins are in progress. Truss painting is almost complete.


April 22, 2015


April 22, 2015

March 31, 2015

Window installation is complete on the east side of the building. Entrance is starting to take shape.


March 31, 2015

March 23, 2015

Another big reveal! Floor sanding/stain test results are turning out absolutely beautiful. We've decided to go with a shallow sanding depth to preserve the character and history of the floor.


March 23, 2015

January 11, 2015

Lots has been going on over the past 6 weeks. We're finalizing architectural and design plans, and new windows are being put in. All of the sandblasting is complete

November 20, 2014: Sandblasting in the "Great Room" Is Complete

Uncovering more 100-year-old beauty at the Highlight Center.


November 17, 2014


November 17, 2014

November 13, 2014: First Donut Day

Donut Day is an important part of Sport Ngin culture. Today we held our first Donut Day at the new space to give staff an opportunity to see the build-out in progress. We hosted a Q&A session and collected ideas and suggestions from the entire group.


November 13, 2014


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October 23, 2014

Floorplan Review

COO John Tedesco shares the current floor plan during an executive team visit today.

We will occupy about 30,000 sq ft on the third floor.

One of the most beautiful (and famous) design features in Northeast is the amazing brickwork in our buildings. The development team is going over every inch of brick to sandblast and bring the original brickwork back to it's original beauty.


October 23, 2014 - Before


October 23, 2014 - After


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October 23, 2014


Historic 807 Broadway

Historic Info

Former Light Bulb Factory, Former School District Building

  • The Minnesota Lamp Works building
  • Built in 1914 to manufacture GE Mazda brand light bulbs
  • Huge facility – nearly 175,000 sq. ft
  • Had a capacity of 25,000 light bulbs per day in it’s prime
  • Purchased by Minneapolis School District in 1930 - used as administrative building until 2 years ago
  • Brick and timber
  • Massive windows
  • Broad plank wood floors
  • High ceilings

October 15, 2014


October 15, 2014


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October 15, 2014

Beautiful industrial architecture

Amazing brick and timber interior

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