Dec 6, 2023 - Business

Minnesota's first women's sports bar to open next spring in Minneapolis

A mock-up of A Bar of Their Own. Photo: Jillian Hiscock

Minnesota's first women's sports bar has found a home.

What's happening: A Bar of Their Own, which will exclusively show and promote women's sports, will open in the old Tracy's Saloon in Minneapolis' Seward neighborhood next spring, it said on social media Wednesday.

  • Owner Jillian Hiscock launched a crowdfunding campaign in October and raised over $140,000 in two months.

Why it matters: Though interest in women's sports is booming, places to watch their games are few and far between as men's teams dominate bar televisions, Hiscock told MPR News.

  • "Asking to change the channel is almost always met with frustration, annoyance, confusion and that just gets really old," Hiscock said in an interview with KARE11.

What to expect: A family-friendly space showing all women's sports, all the time, from the Minnesota Lynx to Gophers softball and smaller state roller derby and frisbee teams.

  • Hiscock hopes to open by early March, just in time for the Big 10 Women's Basketball tournament, which will be played at Target Center.
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