NATIONAL SPORTS CENTER – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Sara Soli, National Sports Center, 763-717-3874, [email protected]
NSC Receives Economic Award In Sports Tourism
Sports Complex Presented Award for Holding Championship Tournament
BLAINE, Minn, (Nov. 12, 2019) –The National Sports Center, and Twin Cities Gateway CVB have been awarded for their efforts in hosting the 2018 World Broomball Championships, Oct.29, 2018 – Nov. 3, 2018. Sports Destination Management acknowledged the two organizations for contributing more than $1 billion to the national economy over the past year.
The 2018 World Broomball Championships was one of 12 small-market champions recognized for the award. Partnering organization, Meet Minneapolis, took home a large-market award for its hard work in hosting the 2019 NCAA Final Four.
During the week-long event, visitors booked a total of 4,748 hotel rooms and contributed to a total economic impact of $2.3 million. This was the third time the event was brought to Blaine. Competitors came from more than 10 countries including Australia, Japan, Canada and European countries. The championships set records at the Super Rink for attendance, had over 100 volunteers working and 6,000 spectators. Visitors who came from across the world spent an average of nine days in town, creating economic impact that goes back into the community in which we live.
The National Sports Center plans to enter future bids for upcoming World Broomball Championships. The Broomball League at the National Sports Center enters its 13th year at the Super Rink, supervised by World Broomball Championships Co-Chairs, Al Stauffacher and Spencer Arvold.
About the National Sports Center
The National Sports Center is the world’s largest amateur sports facility. The NSC operates over 100 unique programs and events in a variety of sports as well as hosting numerous national and international competitions. These events draw over 4 million visitors each year, making it the most visited sports facility in the state. Components of the facility include a 690-acre campus; eights sheets of ice, a 5,500-seat soccer stadium, a convention building, Victory Links golf course, an indoor Sports Hall with a full turf field, a residence hall, and over 50 soccer fields. The National Sports Center also reigns as the training grounds of Minnesota United. The National Sports Center generates over $83 million in annual economic impact for the state of Minnesota.
About Twin Cities Gateway CVB
The Twin Cities Gateway CVB is comprised of nine cities in the North Metro area of Minnesota. Conveniently located just minutes from the Twin Cities, the area offers major attractions, shopping, entertainment and dining. Twin Cities Gateway is a sports community that has over 300 athletic fields and 16 indoor hockey rinks. Find all there is to know about the area at tcgateway.com