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ESPN SELECTS MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, TO HOST X GAMES IN THE U.S.

ESPN SELECTS MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, TO HOST X GAMES IN THE U.S.

ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, has chosen Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the next U.S. host city for the X Games. Minneapolis will host an X Games summer event for the next two years at the new, state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. The events will take place July 13 – 16, 2017 and July 19 – 22, 2018. The selection follows a highly competitive bidding process in which Minneapolis ultimately edged out multiple cities bidding to host the X Games summer event for 2017 and 2018.

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SPORTS MINNEAPOLIS LAUNCHES ITS NEXT PHASE WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF USA VOLLEYBALL EVENTS IN 2017

SPORTS MINNEAPOLIS LAUNCHES ITS NEXT PHASE WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF USA VOLLEYBALL EVENTS IN 2017

Sports Minneapolis, powered by Meet Minneapolis, announced today that USA Volleyball has chosen Minneapolis for two of its major events in 2017. The two events are expected to draw nearly 20,000 athletes and 25,000 spectators and coaches, creating an estimated $65 million impact in the area. That’s an impact even greater than last summer’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which had an estimated economic impact of $50 million.

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Gateway to Olympic gold begins in Minneapolis

Gateway to Olympic gold begins in Minneapolis

The Gateway to Gold initiative is a talent identification program that will introduce people with Paralympic-eligible impairments to Paralympic sport and lead them to the athlete pipeline for the U.S. Paralympic Team.

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Minneapolis awarded Masters World Cup bid

Minneapolis awarded Masters World Cup bid

In early 2018, the Loppet Foundation of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA will host the Masters World Cup on the trails of Theodore Wirth Park Winter Recreation Area. The World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association (WMA) awarded the bid at their annual meeting in Klosters, Switzerland on September 25.

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Historic Celebration of Fogerty Arena

Historic Celebration of Fogerty Arena

In June of this year, the Four Seasons Curling Club at Fogerty Arena was named an official U.S. Olympic Training Site. Fogerty Arena is the 18th Olympic Training Site in the United States and the first of its kind in Minnesota. It is the only U.S. Olympic Training Site dedicated to the sport of curling.

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