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Facility Consulting

NSC Consulting is a national consulting firm specializing in economic analysis, visitor projections, programming and staffing recommendations, and marketing focus for non-profit and public amateur sports facilities.

Steve Olson

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 763.785.3639

Our Strengths

  • Unique Market Position
    NSC Consulting is the only consulting company in the field that also owns and operates a facility–the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota. We know the business because we've lived it every day for the past 26 years. Our hands-on experience is unique in the business.
  • Knowledge of the Sports Industry
    The amateur sports market is dynamic, international, highly segmented, increasingly competitive, and the business opportunities are not always easily understood by government and non-profit organizations seeking to enter this world. We can help.
  • Partnership Strategies
    Few amateur sports facilities happen without a myriad of partnerships between government agencies, land owners, amateur sports organizations, national governing bodies, and financing sources. NSC Consulting has done it all, lived it, and we’re able to help you put together the partnerships that will give your project life.
  • Practical Direction
    Our clients demand facts and practical analysis. The amateur sports world is ruled by competitive, passionate and enthusiastic individuals – qualities that can be used to assist your project, but traits that need to be harnessed and grounded. We help separate the facts from the salesmanship.

Our Services

  • Facility Development
    NSC Consulting will analyze the market, your resources, and help you identify the appropriate size and scope for your athletic facility, giving you the best chance for operational success.
  • Operation
    Once built, we’ll give you the best formula to maximize your operational success, from staffing and maintenance/operations to programmatic options, and revenue enhancement opportunities.
  • Economic Impact
    NSC Consulting will analyze your projected attendance, local and non-local spending and give you solid economic impact numbers you can use to garner local political and business support.

Our Staff

NSC Consulting staff members average over 15 years of experience in the business of amateur sports facility development, operation, event management, and non-profit administration.

Among the specific skills found on the staff include real estate development, economic impact and visitorship projections, ice arena and golf facility operations, turf management, non-profit financial administration, sport event management, sport tourism, and partnership development.

Past Clients and Projects

  • Central Minnesota Events Center, St. Cloud MN
  • Super Rink, Blaine MN
  • Welcome Center, Blaine MN
  • National Youth Golf Center, Blaine, MN
  • Minneapolis Sports Center, Minneapolis MN
  • St. Paul Inner-City Tennis Center, St. Paul MN
  • Big Lake/Becker Ice Arena MN
  • Women’s Ice Center Feasibility, Twin Cities MN
  • International Ice Center, Romeoville IL
  • Herb Brooks Training Center, Blaine MN
  • Lake Barrington Field House, Lake Barrington IL
  • Kansas City Sports Complex, Kansas City MO