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National Sports Center

1700 105th Avenue NorthEast

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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.


Omar Fernandez

Monday, June 25, 2018
I was here for an outdoor concert and it was fine. Needed more bathrooms but that could be an event thing and not the venue. Hard to provide any other feedback.

Denise Wanglie

Saturday, July 14, 2018
If you haven't found Jesus yet, I suggest going to the Joyful Noise concert in June. Listen to 98.5 Kris radio. I had a very very good time there. My Spirit leaped for joy BIG TIME when I got tickets to go. I stood in line for 2+ hrs. Just to be 1st in line for Danny Gokey merchandise. And stood 4+ hrs in line to be 1st to get an autograph and picture with him. I was so excited the 1st thing I said to him was "I love you." When I really wanted to tell him how 2 of his songs helped heal me along with God after I lost someone dear to me on Nov. 1st and 2nd to gun Violence. I was there and saw and barely made it into the hospital to say goodbye as he was seriously not going to live. I WILL ALWAYS MISS HIM AND THE INNOCENCE HE BROUGHT BACK TO MY LIFE. HE WAS THE ACTUAL 1ST TIME REAL BOYFRIEND I ALWAYS WANTED. WE WERE TOGETHER FOR 61/2 YEARS. AND, WHEN HE LOOKED INTO MY EYES, I COULD SEE THAT HE TRULY LOVED ME. THIS IS TO YOU PAUL KNOBBE. AND I WILL DEFINETLY BE AT THE NEXT CONCERT OF HIS IN SEPT. 22ND A MONTH EXACTLY FROM MY BIRTHDAY. OCT. 22ND.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Plenty of parking. Concession stand available with alot of food choices and beer. They have over 8 rinks. Everything is labeled well, but can be kind of a maze once you are inside of you dont know where your going. There are multiple entrances for each rink. I'd recommend going in the door for your rink, not just the front doors, which are for rinks 1 - 4. It's fairly warm inside most of the rinks, especially 1-4. Overall, it's a great venue to have in the city of Blaine. Multiple events are held here year round. Keep that in mind if you live nearby.

Wendy Sandstrom

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Not crazy about the turf. Little black pellets in everything. Wear closed in shoes. Parking was fine.

Cynthia Durant

Sunday, June 17, 2018
The ramp going to the turf had no indication of rough angles I was being pushed in a walker and she we got to the end one the concrete ramp to get into the field, the wheels caught and I was flipped bank into the turf with the bar of my walker across my back and my gf landing on top of me. Bruised for days. So lucky the turf was there

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