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Latest News from the NSC

Latest News from the NSC

Snapshot: 699 teams registered to date for 2017 Schwan’s USA CUP

04/25/2017, 3:30pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, Chief Communications Officer

Team numbers tracking toward another big year, with typical international flavor

Blaine, Minn. (April 25, 2017) – The 33rd annual Schwan’s USA CUP won’t kick off until July 14-22, 2017. While registration is still open, with teams still signing up, an early snapshot of the roster of teams make this year’s tournament look as diverse and large as fans have come to expect.

The tournament is the largest soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. Last year’s total of 1,178 teams was a record. Beating that total will be challenging, but the USA CUP marketing staff is still hard at work recruiting teams.

National Sports Center embarks on master planning process

04/18/2017, 2:15pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, Chief Communications Officer

Public invited to Town Hall meeting on May 2 at 6 p.m.

Blaine, Minn. (April 18, 2016) – The National Sports Center (NSC) is inviting the public to attend a public Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, in the Grand Hall inside the Welcome Center on the NSC campus – 1750 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449.

The Town Hall meeting is part of a master planning process the NSC is currently undertaking. The NSC has hired LHB, Inc. a multi-disciplinary engineering, architecture, and planning firm to lead staff and outside stakeholders to identify future needs, challenges, and opportunities presented on the NSC’s 600-acre, 26 year-old campus.

National Sports Center selected to host USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship Aug. 12-13

04/13/2017, 1:15pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, Chief Communications Officer

Blaine, MInn. (April 12, 2017) – The National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine has been selected to host the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championships August 12-13, 2017.

For 2017, the National Sports Center will welcome a total of 32 teams competing in one of the newest Olympic sports. Rugby Sevens made its Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, and 11 of the 24 members of Team USA previously honed their crafts at Club 7s National Championships.