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Pet Blog: Midwest Family Pet Expo

The National Sports Center in Blaine is going to be a zoo this Saturday — but in a really good way. The 2014 Midwest Family Pet Expo features events like wiener dog races (and wannabe wiener dog races, which should stoke anyone’s curiosity), a pet costume contest and demos about dog bite prevention and companion birds.

10/03/2014

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Blaine’s Schwan’s Cup Attracts 25,000 & Creates $20M In Economic Impact

This week, youth soccer players from 17 countries, and all over the nation, take to the fields at the National Sports Center in Blaine as part of the Schwan’s USA Cup – the largest soccer tournament in the western hemisphere. Though the heat has been oppressive, there are still nearly 25,000 people in attendance.

07/16/2013

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Minnesota Teams Win 7 Titles At Schwan’s USA Cup

One of the biggest youth soccer tournaments in the world got underway in Blaine over the wekend as seven teams from Minnesota took home titles from the Schwan’s USA Cup Weekend Tournament. Over the course of the event, which runs until July 20, more than 1,000 teams from 17 states and 17 countries will compete at the Schwan’s USA Cup on as many as 48 fields at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

07/15/2013

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Minnesota Deer Classic Opens Friday In Blaine

The 31st Minnesota Deer Classic opens Friday and at its new home at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

03/07/2013

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Top Female Hockey Players Hit Blaine For Training Camp

If you’re looking for a hockey fix with the NHL being locked out, the National Sports Center in Blaine might be a good spot the next several days.

12/28/2012

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Best Indoor Tracks To Exercise In The Twin Cities

Maintaining an exercise regimen year-round is an important consideration for many, yet doing so during the winter months can be a challenge. If exercising out in the brutal cold isn’t for you, check out the best indoor tracks Minnesota has to offer running enthusiasts.

10/20/2012

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MN Soccer Tourney Resumes After Heat Suspension

The Schwan’s USA Cup youth soccer tournament suspended play for three hours due to the steamy heat Sunday afternoon.

07/17/2011

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Local Soccer Fans Rally Around U.S. Women

It has just as many highs and lows as a football or baseball game, but in the United States, the fan base for soccer is somewhat smaller. Now, a run at the Women’s World Cup title is making a difference.

07/13/2011

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Cyclists In Blaine For Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic

Some major pedal power is in the Twin Cities this weekend at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

06/11/2011

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Steamy Conditions Change The Playing Field For Athletes

Athletes are having a difficult time playing sports in this extreme heat.

06/07/2011

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Smaller Crowds, Same Big Team Spirit At TwinsFest

They were supposed to have TwinsFest at the Metrodome, but because of the roof collapse the Twins had to downsize a bit and move everything to the National Sports Center in Blaine.

01/28/2011

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TwinsFest Tickets Sell Out

The Twins were forced, for the first time in 23 years, to limit the number of tickets they sold for this year’s TwinsFest after the Metrodome’s roof collapse necessitated the search for a new venue.

01/06/2011

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Team Moves TwinsFest 2011 To Blaine Sports Center

Due to ongoing repairs needed at the Metrodome — and a completion date no sooner than March — the Minnesota Twins have announced it’s moving TwinsFest 2011 to the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn.

12/30/2010

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