Hosting amateur sports tournaments and events has been identified as a growth area for Minnesota. Explore Minnesota Tourism works with communities around the state to lay the groundwork for statewide marketing to attract amateur sporting events to sports facilities statewide.
A website focusing on Minnesota's sports facilities can be found at
To list your community's sports venues on the website and to receive RFPs, contact your regional manager at one of the following Regional Offices.
651. 757.1852, 1.800.657.3637
Minnesota Sports Logo
Use it in your amateur sports tournament marketing; Download the logo for your use.
2012-2013 Minnesota Sports Marketing Plan
-Minnesota Sports Grassroots Event, May 30, 2013 at the National Sports Complex, Blaine
Minnesota Sports is a collaboration of communities, organizations and Explore Minnesota Tourism, working to bring regional, national and international sports competitions and tournaments to Minnesota. On Thursday, May 30, Minnesota Sports will host a grassroots event to collaborate with those in Minnesota who play a role in sports event development. The goal is to increase extreme, mainstream and adapted sports events held in Minnesota. The initiative seeks to grow competitions at all levels - events that use a bid process to select locations and "Home Grown" events that are developed locally.
Chambers and CVB's in communities marketing to regional and national sporting events may participate in sponsoring this event. Cost to sponsor is $200. Download the sponsorship form. Please note if the form is received after April 15, sponsor may not be listed in the event invitation.
-National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Sports Events Symposium April 22-25, 2013, Louisville, KY
-TEAMS '13 Conference & Expo, November 4-7, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT
-Bid on 2017 National Sports Forum
For more information contact: