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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

  • Mayor Brede Deserving MVP

    September 11, 2018

    Over the years it is always our goal to do all we can to run well-managed and memorable sporting events for the athletes and fans. Making moments memorable is easier when you have someone special present – and we almost always have Mayor Ardell Brede!

  • Importance of Youth Sports

    September 4, 2018

    While the positive economic impact generated by sports travel to our community is the main reason that Rochester Sports hosts regional, state and national tournaments, there are several other reasons why youth sports events are important and meaningful.

  • 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.