National Sports Center
The National Sports Center is the world's largest amateur sports and meeting facility. The NSC campus operates over 100 unique programs and events in a variety of sports as well as hosting numerous national and international competitions annually that draws over 4 million visitors a year. The NSC is a priceless, innovative and unique state asset.
The NSC has a dual mission:
-- To generate out-of-state economic impact through amateur sports events and programs. In an independent study of the NSC by the State of Minnesota Office of Analysis and Evaluation, the NSC produces over $47 million in economic impact annually. Out-of-state visitors generate $2.3 million of taxes to the state annually, and $800,000 in annual local taxes.
-- To provide amateur sports opportunities to Minnesota residents.Even though the NSC has produced impressive out-of-state economic impact, the fact remains that the bulk of visitors are Minnesota residents - 92 percent, in fact. These are families and athletes who play in leagues and tournaments, attend events as spectators, attend non-sport events and play on the golf course. On an average day there are 12 different programs and events taking place at the NSC, and most service the local community.
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