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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 >>


Ninja

2019 Ninja World Series Finals Announced

July 25, 2019

Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association the official global league of World OCR, announced the dates and location for the UNAA World Series Finals. more >>


USA_Tri

USA Triathlon Announces Full Calendar of Regional Championships for 2019

June 19, 2019

USA Triathlon has announced its full calendar of Regional Championships for 2019, with events for age-group, youth and paratriathletes. 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

blank Article | August 26, 2015
What You Need for Your Next Event: New Places, New Faces

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Going new places and learning new things – isn’t that on everyone’s bucket list? How about if Sports Destination Management gives you a hand in...   More>>


Article | August 26, 2015
Potential of Immigrant Advancement Plays into Minneapolis’ MLS Decision

By: Tracey Schelmetic

While pro soccer soccer still has a long way to go in winning American fans to the same level as the rest of the globe, immigration is bringing more...   More>>


Article | June 17, 2015
2026 World Cup Decision-Making Put on Hold

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The winner of the 2026 FIFA World Cup site selection process wasn’t expected to be announced until 2017. Now, it might take even longer – not...   More>>


Article | June 3, 2015
Could FIFA Scandal Bring the World Cup to the USA Sooner?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The sports event planning industry awoke last week to watch the rest of the world learn what it had suspected all along: the FIFA process for...   More>>


Article | May 6, 2015
More than a Fantasy: Vikings are Virtual Geniuses

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When it comes to fantasy sports, event owners have two choices: ignore them or figure out how to profit from them. The Minnesota Vikings took Option...   More>>


blank Article | January 6, 2015
Going ‘Extreme’ With Skateboarding and BMX Events

By: Michael Popke

Once labeled extreme and edgy, skateboard and BMX are moving into the mainstream as cities increasingly offer facilities to challenge and excite...   More>>


blank Article | January 6, 2015
Ice Cold Competition

By: Juli Anne Patty

From activities as traditional as skiing to those as cutting-edge as fat biking, winter sports can take many forms. Learn what destinations are doing...   More>>


blank Article | October 22, 2014
The Granite Games: An Inside Look Into the Growth of the Fitness Competition

By: Erin Boeckman

Weightlifting, rope climbing and more are on the menu in fitness competitions. These events are growing across the United States.   More>>


blank Article | May 22, 2014
Need a Who’s Who? Here’s Your Go-To

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

From drawing board to playing field, tailgate to trophy, a successful event starts with a savvy partner. Meet some of the best and brightest.   More>>


blank Article | January 6, 2014
Winter and Ice Sports: Winter Sports In An Olympic Year

By: Michael Popke

In a series of preludes to the XXII Olympic Winter Games, which run February 7 to 23, 2014, in Russia, U.S. communities large and small hosted...   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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