Minnesota


CallOfDuty

Call of Duty League Will Open Inaugural Season in Minneapolis in Late January

January 10, 2020

Activision Blizzard’s new city-based Call of Duty League will launch with a three-day tournament Jan. 24-26 in Minneapolis. more >>


SportsMinneapolis

Minneapolis Gearing Up for Major Esports Event

January 7, 2020

The Call of Duty League Launch Weekend will be held at the Minneapolis Armory from January 24-26, 2020. more >>


Anaheim

California Grand Invitational Kicking off Nastia Liukin Cup Series This Weekend

January 2, 2020

This weekend starts the 2020 Nastia Liukin Cup Series with the first of 18 invitationals, the California Grand Invitational in Anaheim, Calif., Jan.... more >>


Minneapolis

Minneapolis selected as site for 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials presented by The Hartford

December 9, 2019

The greater Minneapolis area has been selected as the site of the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for cycling, swimming and track and field. more >>


USA_Tri

USA Triathlon Unveils Championship Calendar for 2020

November 22, 2019

USA Triathlon unveiled its 2020 National, Regional and State Championship calendars. more >>



SDM_2019

Sports Destination Management Announces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management proudly introduces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


Minneapolis

Council for Responsible Sport Bestows Silver Level Sustainability Award to NCAA Final Four Event in Minneapolis

September 16, 2019

The Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee was awarded silver level sustainability certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. more >>


meetminneapolis

Surly Brewing Company’s Ty Rushmeyer Receives Meet Minneapolis ‘Hospitality Hero’ Award

July 23, 2019

Ty Rushmeyer, a tour coordinator at Surly Brewing Company, was named a Hospitality Hero award winner by Meet Minneapolis. more >>


meetminneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center Unveils New Client Sustainability Reports for 2018

July 9, 2018

The Minneapolis Convention Center announced the rollout of an initiative to help planners understand the environmental impact of events. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


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Articles

ToughMudder Article | January 8, 2020
Tough Times for Tough Mudder Show Dark Future for Obstacle Racing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

What happens when a giant in the industry falls? It reverberates through those left standing. Tough Mudder might not have hit the ground (yet) but it...   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2019
Frozen Assets

By: Michael Popke

Winter sports organizers can find ice sheets everywhere these days, from venues near the frozen communities on the North Dakota-Minnesota border to...   More>>


MiLB Article | December 11, 2019
“Assault on Hometown Baseball” Panicking Cities

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Spring training for baseball starts soon but there may be fewer players at the Minor League level in years to come, thanks (or no thanks) to a...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
Introducing the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The legendary coach, Pat Summitt, said it best: “Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results.” Meet this year’s award...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
In the Heartland, Ready to Host

By: Cindy Cantrell

The Midwest has long been favored by residents and tourists alike for its diverse geography, affordability and friendly residents. America’s...   More>>


FluShots Article | October 2, 2019
With a Severe Flu Season Predicted, Should Youth Sports Require Vaccines?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

After a relatively mild flu season last year, health officials are predicting a backlash for 2020; in fact, one child has already died – and the...   More>>


Bracket Article | April 3, 2019
By the Numbers: The Final Four

By: Michael Popke

The Cinderellas have long since left the dance and we’re down to the Final Four. As those teams come screaming into Minneapolis to duke it out (see...   More>>


Fiserv Article | November 14, 2018
Milwaukee’s New Fiserv Forum Makes History with Bird-Friendly Design

By: Michael Popke

After an inordinate number of instances where birds crashed into U.S. Bank Stadium and died, designers started paying attention. And when Fiserv...   More>>


USSoccer Article | November 14, 2018
Should U.S. Soccer Diversify Venue Selection for the Men’s National Team?

By: Michael Popke

U.S. Soccer needs to start thinking outside the box – or at least outside its traditional map – if it wants to get more in-person spectators. In...   More>>


NCAAFinalFour Article | October 3, 2018
Four for Final Four: Inside the NCAA’s Choices

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

NCAA football is king right now, but four areas are cleaning up confetti after learning of their selection as host cities for the Women’s Final...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | April 28, 2015
All-Around Sports in St. Cloud   

By: Marie Stenseth

It’s probably a safe bet that when you mention the state of Minnesota to people, the sport of ice hockey will, at some point, flash through their... More>>


Bloomington, Minnesota: More Sports than you ever Imagined Case study | December 31, 2012
Bloomington, Minnesota: More Sports Than You Ever Imagined   

By: Juli Anne Patty

You know the Mall of America, one of the world’s biggest malls and home of an indoor theme park. But did you also know that Bloomington, Minnesota,... More>>



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