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  • Early Bird Basketball Tournament at 156 Teams and Counting

    August 14, 2018

    The Early Bird Basketball Tournament was originally created with the idea of developing another opportunity to bring additional basketball teams and events to Rochester.

  • Don't Miss the Memories

    August 7, 2018

    In our amateur sports world these days we have more and more technology involved and it changes the way we operate. Most are handy and simple but all have impacted various areas of our events.

  • USA Softball & USA Swimming In Town

    July 31, 2018

    Over the next few days, many Midwest families will be embarking on long road trips to Rochester as two high profile youth sporting events, featuring nearly 1,000 total competitors, will take place simultaneously within our city.

  • MYSA Summer & Fall State Soccer to Remain in Rochester through 2021

    July 17, 2018

    Rochester Sports, in partnership with the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), is pleased to announce a long-term partnership to keep the Summer and Fall State Soccer Tournaments in Rochester through 2021. A projected 250 teams combined will be in Rochester to compete in these events on an annual basis. The estimated economic impact of these events will approach $4 million during that four-year span. The Rochester community, area soccer leagues, and hospitality industry will all greatly benefit from these tournaments.

  • MBT State Baseball Returns to Rochester with Another Division

    July 10, 2018

    The next two weekends will wrap up the summer baseball season here in Rochester as the Metro Baseball State Tournament (MBT State) and the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) Gopher State Tournaments take place. Our staff in partnership with Rochester Youth Baseball Association (RYBA) has played host to these tournaments the last few years. Each organization has a number of divisions that they put on and for the MBT event we will be hosting the 15AAA and the 13A divisions. In total 14 fields across the city will be in use this weekend.

  • Fastpitch Complex Near Completion

    July 3, 2018

    As you drive east out of Rochester on Highway 14 you probably have noticed improvements being made to the new fast pitch softball complex. Over the past several months, numerous enhancements have been made to help develop the complex into a fully functional option for local teams and tournaments.

  • 8th Annual Firecracker 92 Legion Baseball Tournament

    June 26, 2018

    Now in its eighth year, the Firecracker 92 Legion baseball tournament has been a staple community event since its inception in 2011. Rochester Sports and Rochester American Legion programs have developed a strong partnership over the years, and the Firecracker continues to draw top-level baseball teams (made up of players ages 19 and under) from around the Midwest.

  • Fun to be had at Sports Night

    June 19, 2018

    The 36th Annual Rochesterfest is well underway at Soldiers Field, and Rochester MN Sports is proud to once again have a hand in organizing "Sports Night" taking place tomorrow night (Wed., June 20) on the East Ballfield from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

  • Determining Exact Economic Impact

    May 29, 2018

    It was reported that Super Bowl LII brought $400 million into the Twin Cities local economy. While some businesses were overwhelmed, others were not. Businesses with the right product and location flourished. There is no doubt you get out-of-town visitors with events, but how many is difficult to accurately determine. Over 1 million visitors attended the Super Bowl LIVE at Nicollet Mall over the 10 days of festivities, with 1.4 million visiting the Mall of America during that same time. But how much each visitor spends and where they spend it is a challenge to track.