Minnesota


Outerbike

Outerbike Announces Triumphant Return

October 11, 2021

New events, as well as new locations, are planned for the year ahead, as well as in years to come. more >>


GrandmasMarathon

Grandma's Marathon Announces Details of Event

June 16, 2021

The 45th annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend is scheduled for June 17-19, 2021, with a number of health and safety considerations. more >>


GrandmasMarathon

Grandma's Marathon Ready to Run

June 15, 2021

The 45th annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend has received the green light from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. more >>


NatlMastersRacquetball

St. Louis to Host NMRA Tournament 2021

April 27, 2021

The National Masters Racquetball Association hosts a tournament in St. Louis, Missouri, from May 5 through 8, 2021. more >>


ToughMudder

Tough Mudder Announces 2021 Series

March 16, 2021

Tough Mudder has announced its 2021 series of events across the nation. 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 >>


Troon

Troon Announces Venues Honored with Golfweek Article

March 22, 2021

52 Troon-affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


Bassmaster

Clear Lake Named Best Bass Fishery Of The Past Decade

August 31, 2020

Since 2012, Bassmaster Magazine has released annual rankings of the country’s best bass fisheries. more >>


Bassmaster

2020 Bassmaster High School All-American Team Welcomes 12 New Members

June 29, 2020

Twelve high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. more >>


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Articles

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>>


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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