Minnesota


USA_Gymnastics

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 >>


SportsMinneapolis

Minneapolis to Host 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials

September 26, 2019

Minneapolis will host three separate sports trials for the 2020 Olympics: in cycling, swimming and track and field more >>


US_OpenRball

Minneapolis Gearing Up to Host US Open Racquetball Championships

September 19, 2019

The United Healthcare US Open Racquetball Championships return to Minneapolis, Minnesota, from October 2-6, 2019. more >>


NCAA

NCAA Championship Bid Portal Has Opened

August 26, 2019

While information has been available, the bid portal for those interested in hosting events in 86 of the NCAA’s 90 championships is now open. 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 >>


YouthOnCourse

Youth on Course Announces Four New Partnerships to Expand Junior Golf Access in 22 States

March 26, 2018

Youth on Course has expanded its national affordable golf program to four new associations. more >>


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Articles

US_BankStadium Article | March 22, 2017
Lessons Learned: When Officials Don’t Set an Example

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

File this one under “an illustration of irony.” An arena official in charge of oversight was found to have skipped the line in order to get the...   More>>


blank Article | March 20, 2017
The Wetter, The Better

By: Michael Popke

Competitive swimming and diving events – both indoors and outdoors, as well as water polo and synchronized swimming, all require good facilities to...   More>>


Midwest Article | November 17, 2016
Sports in America’s Heartland

By: Kathleen A. DeMarco

The Midwest is America’s heartland, but there’s more to it than just wide-open space. There are plenty of communities offering venues both...   More>>


blank Article | May 20, 2016
America's Anglers: Following the Current

By: Juli Anne Patty

Whether it’s bass fishing, deep sea angling, fly casting or anything else, fishing is big business with great potential for economic impact. The...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2015
The New Frontiers Are Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Star Trek fans will recognize space as “ the final frontier.” But in the sports industry, the new frontiers are more earthbound and often much...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2015
Cold Play

By: Peter Francesconi

Winter brings sports that play out on the frozen landscape. Whether the venue is a ski resort, a curling arena or a sheet of ice for hockey, the...   More>>


blank Article | November 6, 2015
2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher, Peter Francesconi

In this issue, we introduce our awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, with examples of quantifiable success stories...   More>>


Article | November 4, 2015
St. Paul to be Home to New Soccer Team, Stadium

By: Sports Destination Management Team

St. Paul, Minnesota, has been named one of the latest recipients of an MLS team; however, at the same time, it has now been named the new home of a...   More>>


Article | October 7, 2015
Marathon Organizers and Black Lives Matter Protestors Compromise on Peaceful Demonstration

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

At the end of the day, the most essential concern of Sunday’s Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon – the one that was most on the minds of runners –...   More>>


MTC Article | October 1, 2015
Threat of Marathon Protest Puts Sports Business Community on Notice

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The protest that is planned to disrupt the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis this weekend has drawn the attention of more than...   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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