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Minneapolis Hosting NCAA Wrestling in Less Than a Month

February 25, 2020

On March 19-21, Minneapolis will host the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. more >>


ITA

ITA Announces Locations for 2020 Division III National Team Championships

January 29, 2020

The 2020 ITA NCAA Division III National Team Indoor Championships will be held in Minnesota (men's) and in Kentucky (women's). more >>


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

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Success Highlighted at Meet Minneapolis Annual Meeting

April 6, 2020

Meet Minneapolis noted successes in 2019 and presented an insider’s look at the future of meetings, events and tourism in Minneapolis more >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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Articles

EelpoutFest Article | March 9, 2020
Small Town Ice Fishing Festival Gets Too Big to Succeed

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Can a sports event be too successful? Can that success lead to its own demise? Apparently so, according to organizers of the International Eelpout...   More>>


blank Article | March 6, 2020
Mountain Home for Sports

By: Cindy Cantrell

With its soaring peaks, desert lands and rolling plains, the mountain region features the most diverse geography of any area in the U.S. Sports event...   More>>


SuperBowl Article | February 3, 2020
Super Bowl Saturday? Don’t Mark Your Calendar

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As much a part of the Super Bowl party experience is the entertainment of its commercials. So what is the takeaway from the pervasive #SuperMonday...   More>>


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>>


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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