SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2015

SportsEvents is edited for those who plan tournaments or other sports events.

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Page 70 of 171 December 2015 71 Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions ho knew there were 3,500 acres of parks, 170 miles of paved trails, 13 miles of single-track trails for mountain biking, and nine lakes just 15 minutes outside of down- town Minneapolis? From winter fat bike races to triathlons to cross country skiing, Minneapolis Northwest offers sports planners convenient access to big city amenities with a surprisingly rugged twist. Our area is also home to seven multi-functional sports complexes, six ice arenas, and two championship golf courses. We are centrally located only 15 minutes from both downtown Min- neapolis and the National Sports Center, the world's largest amateur sports facil- ity. Catering to an array of indoor and outdoor sports, Minneapolis Northwest hosts hundreds of athletes each year. But that's just the beginning. Race participants, tournament attend- ees, and athletes of all ages will love coming to Minneapolis Northwest for what happens after the final whistle blows. There are hordes of family attractions in the area: think Mall of America, Dave & Busters, Whirlyball, SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park, or The Shoppes at Ar- bor Lakes. Head to a Minnesota Twins game, a United FC soccer match, or a zany Saint Paul Saints Minor League Baseball game. With so much to do, it's easy to turn a sports event into a family vacation. Minneapolis Northwest Tourism has the local expertise to help you find the perfect venue for your next event, connect you with local vendors, and set your group up with convenient lodging at our 19 hotels. n W Shift Gears & Head to Minneapolis Northwest Josh Anderson Sales & Business Development Manager (763) 566-7722 Minneapolis Northwest CVB "Having existed for 30 years, our CVB understands what is necessary to create a great sporting event. We will take the time and effort to make sure any event we are a part of will be a complete success, no matter the size. We feel every event is important to the area we represent, and is a positive toward our economic impact and growth."

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