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Proposed Rochester Sports and Recreation Complex

On August 16, 2023, the Rochester Sports Board of Directors, alongside the Rochester Sports Foundation (RSF) Board of Directors, voted unanimously to support the newly proposed Rochester Sports and Recreation Complex.

The proposed 90-acre outdoor complex will feature twelve fully turfed multi-sport fields and twelve outdoor pickleball courts. The 125,000 square foot indoor complex is recommended to accommodate a variety of sports options including eight full sized basketball courts, sixteen volleyball courts or twenty-four pickleball courts that can be interchanged and flexibly used.

The estimated cost of this facility is $65M. No new increase to taxes will be needed as this project will be funded by an extension of Rochester’s local option sales tax. However, to achieve this funding source the citizens will be asked to vote for the complex, along with three other city projects, at the special election on November 7, 2023.

To learn more about the proposed new sports complex, visit:

Rochester Sports Foundation News

  • Rochester Sports Night Returns!!

    May 22, 2023

    Rochesterfest will be celebrating its 40th year of fun this year this summer. The event continues to be a highlight for community members and families, celebrating the great city of Rochester. From live music, to food vendors, to themed events, there truly is fun to be had for all ages and interests! This year, Rochester Sports is organizing the popular "Sports Night" that will be hosted on Wednesday, June 21 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Soldiers Field East. The focus is to provide our great local sports organizations the opportunity to showcase their programs to the community. Groups are encouraged to create a station for kids and families to get "hands-on" experience in a variety of sports through interactive activities, games, prize giveaways, and more.  This can build a quick and positive message to families of fun, team, and valuable life skills. In addition, it will give attendees the opportunity to be introduced to a sport they may have never known about or even considered participating in.   Each of the participating organizations is given their own space to utilize as they please, so each will provide a unique experience for everyone.  While often, the mission of Rochester Sports focuses on generating positive economic impact in Rochester via outside visitors in traveling to the city, it is also critically important that we support our local athletic and recreational community. Come and meet representatives from several Rochester area sports organizations, including many youth sports groups.  Take part in various games and sports activities while learning more about the organizations, their seasons, camps, etc.  Plus, register to win prizes.  Fun and informative! If you are a group that is interested in joining Sports Night, send an email to  and we will give you the details on how to register.  It is free to register, and it is free to attend! Organizing and planning Sports Night directly relates to our mission of "providing leadership…

  • 7th Annual RCYBA Early Bird Basketball Classic set to host record breaking number of teams!

    November 13, 2022

    Rochester MN Sports together with the Rochester Community Youth Basketball Association will be hosting the 7th Annual RCYBA Early Bird Classic on November 19th -20th at multiple schools in Rochester and the surrounding area. There will be a record number of 275 teams competing!

  • 21st year of NJCAA DIII Volleyball Nationals in Rochester

    November 6, 2022

    Rochester MN Sports together with Rochester Community & Technical College will be hosting the NJCAA DIII Volleyball National Championship on November 8th -12th at the UCR Regional Sports Center on the campus of RCTC.  Rochester Sports is hosting this tournament for the 21st year!

  • Ben Leber announced as the 2023 Banquet Guest Speaker

    November 2, 2022

    Rochester Sports is proud to share that former Minnesota Viking, Ben Leber, will be the guest speaker at the 17th Annual Rochester Sports Banquet to be held January 16th, 2023 at the Rochester Event Center.

  • October 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

    October 19, 2022

    Rochester Sports Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, October 19th, 2022; 7:30am Centerstone MINUTES

  • September 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

    September 21, 2022

    Rochester Sports Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, September 21st, 2022; 7:30am Kahler Grand MINUTES

  • August 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

    August 17, 2022

    Rochester Sports Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, August 16th, 2022; 7:30am Hyatt House MINUTES

  • The Rochester MN Sports organization has more than 100 events scheduled in 2022.

    July 11, 2022

    Rochester Sports is in the midst of a ‘Month of Champions’ as Rochester hosts six youth state baseball tournaments in July. More than 100 teams from across the state will descend on Rochester over the course of the month, making Rochester the home of baseball’s youth state championships.

  • June 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

    July 3, 2022

    Rochester Sports Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, June 15th, 2022; 7:30am Courtyard MINUTES