The National Sports Center (NSC) is the world’s largest amateur sports facility. The NSC operates over 100 unique programs and events in a variety of sports as well as hosting numerous national and international competitions. These events draw over 4 million visitors each year, making it the most visited sports facility in the state. The NSC is a priceless, innovative and unique asset to the local community, state and region. The NSC facility is operated by the National Sports Center Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Although the campus was originally purchased and developed with funds from the State of Minnesota, it operates as an independent organization and receives no annual appropriations from the state.
The campus covers 660-acres of sport and event facilities in Blaine, Minnesota. It includes:
– 50 multi-use athletic fields
– Super Rink eight-rink ice arena
– NSC Stadium 400’x400′ open span artificial turf field (two full-size fields) with seating capacity for 5,500 spectators
– Welcome Center 36,000 sq. ft. events and meeting facility, also the administrative office location
– Sport Expo Center 18,000 sq. ft. indoor sports training and court sports facility, with basketball and volleyball.
– Victory Links Golf Course 18-hole PGA-Tour designed golf course with 6 tee boxes, a driving range and a bent grass putting course
– Sports Hall 58,000 sq. ft. indoor FieldTurf field
– 250-meter all wood cycling velodrome
– 180-bed residence hall