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Latest News from the NSC

NSC will begin construction of new seasonal dome in the Stadium

08/20/2019, 3:30pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, Chief Communiations Officer

Blaine, Minn. (August 20, 2019) – The National Sports Center (NSC) announced that it will begin construction of a seasonal dome that will service the increasing demand for winter indoor sports field space for soccer, lacrosse, ultimate, baseball, softball and golf.

The project was approved by the Blaine City Council on August 5.

The dome will be located in the NSC Stadium, and will measure 110 feet tall by 260 feet wide by 450 long and cover 117,260 square feet. The size of the floor is actually 130 percent the size of an 80 yard x 120 yard soccer field. 

It will incorporate part of the Welcome Center building as its entry way.

The dome will go up for the six months, from November 1 through April 30. During the summer months, the stadium will return to its configuration of two outdoor full-size soccer fields.

Blaine, Minn. (August 1, 2019) – A newly released report from the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine reveals that sports events at the NSC over the past year generated more than $89 million in visitor economic impact. The report calculated spending from tourism events held over the period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

The report quantified the economic benefits generated by visitors traveling more than 50 miles and staying overnight, and tracked spending in lodging, transportation, food and beverage, retail, recreation, business services, and venue rental.

The National Sports Center uses a calculator developed by Destinations International, a trade organization of visitor bureaus. The Destinations International Event Impact Calculator is one of the most-used and most-recognized economic impact calculators of tourism revenue.

NSC announces Target as title sponsor for USA CUP

07/01/2019, 11:30am CDT
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

BLAINE, Minn., (July 1, 2019) — The National Sports Center (NSC) is excited to announce Target will be the title sponsor for the USA CUP youth soccer tournament, starting with the 2019 tournament as part of a multi-year partnership.

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