Minnesota


USA_Triathlon

USA Triathlon Unveils State Championship Calendar

January 28, 2022

USA Triathlon (USAT) has unveiled the dates and locations for the 2022 State Championships, with sanctioned events in all 50 US states. more >>


NorthstarRunning

5th Annual Twin Cities Smoosh Championship Taking Registrants

January 14, 2022

Northstar Running is excited to present the 5th Annual Twin Cities Smoosh Championship, February 5 at Sociable Cider Werks in Minneapolis. more >>


FreezeYerGizzard

Icebox Days Coming to International Falls, MN

January 12, 2022

Icebox Days, an annual celebration staged in what the world knows as the “Icebox of the Nation," begin this weekend in International Falls. more >>


MLF

Major League Fishing Announces 2022 Bass Pro Tour Schedule

December 29, 2021

The 2022 Bass Pro Tour season will run from early February to September. more >>


SDMChampions2021

BREAKING: 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 10, 2021

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. more >>



Rapala

Rapala Expands Bassmaster Partnership, Inking Multiyear Deal As Premier Sponsor

December 20, 2021

Rapala’s Monster Bag rewards the angler with the heaviest single-day bag during the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic. more >>


MeetMinneapolis

REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory’s Bijan Berenjian Honored with the Meet Minneapolis ‘Hospitality Hero’ Award

December 13, 2021

Meet Minneapolis is pleased to share its quarterly Hospitality Hero honoring efforts from a small business that is doing really unique things. more >>


SDMChampions2021

SDM Announces Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams

November 10, 2021

SDM has announced its 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. more >>


CollegeGridiron

College Gridiron Showcase Announces New Partnership

October 25, 2021

College Gridiron Showcase (CGS) is proud to announce its partnership with the University of Minnesota-based Dexalytics. more >>


HCA_MidwestHealth

HCA Midwest Health Renews Partnership with Heartland Soccer

June 21, 2021

HCA Midwest Health and the Heartland Soccer Association recently renewed their partnership to benefit the premier soccer group. more >>


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Articles

Gymnast Article | January 15, 2022
Up for Bid: USA Gymnastics National Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Destinations with indoor facilities have the opportunity to vault into national prominence by hosting one or more of USA Gymnastics’ signature...   More>>


Softball Article | January 14, 2022
Inside Events: Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League (SSL), a new opportunity for college athletes to hone and showcase their skills, takes the field in...   More>>


AwardImage Article | November 9, 2021
Introducing the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The rebound. We all waited for it, we all hoped for it, and now we all get to celebrate it. But what have we learned? One thing: The prognosticators...   More>>


FIVB Article | November 7, 2021
Up for Bid: Beach Volleyball World Championships in 2023, 2025 and 2027

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The beach is calling. Are you ready to answer? The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships (2023, 2025, 2027) are up for bid and those interested...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2021
Flag Football: The Next Big Growth Sector

By: Garland Cooper

One of the fastest-rising sports of our time is flag football. The NAIA has established it as an Emerging Sport for Women and has partnered with the...   More>>


YouthSports_Smaller Article | August 24, 2021
Youth Sports Breaking Records as Kids Charge Back Onto Playing Fields

By: Michael Popke

Here’s some welcome news: Registration numbers for fall youth sports programs are breaking all records. It’s a combination of pent-up demand and...   More>>


IceFishing Article | February 27, 2021
Ice Fishing Growing in Participation, Showing Excellent Potential

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Over the summer, fishing exploded in popularity as more people discovered the sport during the pandemic. TV viewership of bass fishing tournaments...   More>>


blank Article | February 26, 2021
Mountain Highs

By: Cindy Cantrell

The country’s mountainous region offers world-class terrain is ideal for skiing, climbing, trail running, mountain biking and more – as long as...   More>>


NCAA Article | February 25, 2021
Basketball Welcomes Back Spectators

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The madness is on—with fans. The NCAA has announced its spectator attendance policies for its March Division I basketball tournaments, which will...   More>>


Grumpy Article | February 12, 2021
Nothing Keeps Wabasha, Minnesota from its Grumpy Old Ice Fishing Tradition

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Punxsutawney has a groundhog but Wabasha, Minnesota has grumpy old men. And as the setting for the movie (and its sequel), the town wasn’t going to...   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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