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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 is hiring a Sales and Event Coordinator to join our team!

    November 23, 2021

    The Sales and Event Coordinator's primary objective is to carry out the office functions needed to assure a well-organized and efficient working environment. This person will work on a wide range of duties under the oversight of the Rochester Sports Executive Director.

  • Update on the status of Rochester MN Sports

    June 1, 2020

    There is no doubt that the sports event industry, like many other industries, has taken a hit over the last few months. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused numerous event cancelations during this time. We have followed the guidelines of the CDC and the MN Health Department when it comes to restrictions on number of people gathered together.

  • February 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

    January 31, 2020

    Rochester Sports Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, February 19th, 2020; 7:30:00 am Rochester Sports Board Room MINUTES

  • Rochester Sports introduces new Executive Director

    February 8, 2019

    The Rochester Sports Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Matt Esau has been selected to be the next Executive Director of Rochester Sports (formerly Rochester Amateur Sports Commission), Esau will assume the role of Executive Director of Rochester Sports effective January 28th, 2019.

  • Countdown to Leadership Change

    October 23, 2018

    You always hear that working toward retirement is a goal we should all have. And while it is desirable to think of not having to go to work each day, it comes with some reservations. This past week four candidates were interviewed to become the next Executive Director at Rochester Sports. As part of the succession planning, we (the Rochester Sports Board of Directors and myself) worked out at the beginning of this year that I planned to step down at year's end. The plan is proceeding as intended.

  • NSIC Softball Championship Returns

    October 16, 2018

    For the first time since 2013, Rochester has been selected to host the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Softball Championship in 2019. The NSIC competes at the NCAA Division II level and features 16 schools throughout the Midwest The double-elimination tournament will field the top ten teams in the final NSIC regular season standings, with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Central Region Tournament.

  • Fall State Soccer Adds Kepp Fields to Venue List

    October 9, 2018

    As the temperature continues to drop and the leaves start to fall, Rochester Sports is gearing up for this weekend’s MYSA Fall State Soccer Championship. 2018 will mark the twelfth consecutive year that Rochester Sports has partnered with Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) to host this event in Rochester.

  • Morneau to be Banquet Guest

    October 2, 2018

    Over the years we have had some great guest speakers at the annual Rochester Sports Banquet. This year will also feature an outstanding athlete and person as former Minnesota Twin and Major League Baseball star Justin Morneau has agreed to be the featured guest at the January 21, 2019 Sports Banquet.

  • Rochester Will Host Just For Kix Nationals and Summer Dance Camp in 2019

    September 18, 2018

    Rochester Sports and Just For Kix are happy to announce a partnership that will keep the Just For Kix Dance Nationals in Rochester for the next three years, 2019-21! Just For Kix hosted their Nationals event for the first time at Mayo Civic Center last April. Moving to a new site was a significant change for Just For Kix, but the overall experience at a larger venue created a great experience, as spectators and competitors enjoyed the lively, energetic atmosphere.