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

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Learn who they are here. more >>


SportsMinneapolis

Minneapolis to Host Major Esports Event

October 29, 2019

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


GreenSportsAlliance

Green Sports Alliance Selects Minneapolis for Next Summit

October 25, 2019

The Green Sports Alliance announced the 10th annual Green Sports Alliance Summit will be held in Minneapolis, June 17-18, 2020. more >>


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USA Gymnastics Announces Invitational Meets for the 2020 Nastia Liukin Cup Series.

October 22, 2019

USA Gymnastics has announced the 18 invitational meets being held nationwide that will participate in the 2020 Nastia Liukin Cup Series. more >>


ActivisionBlizzard

Activision Blizzard Esports Announces New Season for Call of Duty League

October 16, 2019

Activision Blizzard Esports announced that next year’s season of the Call of Duty league will start with a home/away format for events. 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

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>>


MNField Article | September 5, 2018
Minnesota Schools Won't Be Reimbursed for State Tournament Costs

By: Michael Popke

High schools in Minnesota — the state with more girls participating in interscholastic sports per capita than any other — will not receive...   More>>


blank Article | May 31, 2018
On the Right Track

By: Michael Popke

Track and field, historically one of the oldest sports in the world, remains popular at all levels – high school, college and even at the Olympics,...   More>>


Basketball Article | May 30, 2018
Slam Dunk: 2019 Final Four Expected to Generate Economic Impact of $142M

By: Michael Popke

The city of Minneapolis is expecting another tourism windfall next year with the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four, which is coming to U.S. Bank Stadium...   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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