Sign WCCO's 'More Than Names' Flag At Xcel Energy CenterHockey fans have the chance to be a part of something big that we are working on here at WCCO. We are collecting signatures in our “More Than Names” campaign as one way to thank Minnesota military members and their families.
Sign WCCO's 'More Than Names' Flag At Nat'l Sports CenterSoccer fans have the chance to be a part of something big that we are working on here at WCCO. We are collecting signatures in our "More Than Names" campaign as one way to thank Minnesota military members and their families.
Soccer Players At High Risk For ConcussionsThe Schwan's USA Cup has been going on for three decades, drawing teams from around the world to Minnesota. But organizers are taking some different precautions this year. They have three team doctors in place to look closely for concussions.
Record Number Of Teams Registered For 2015 Schwan's USA CupA record number of teams have registered for this year's Schwan's USA Cup at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Officials say a total of 1,153 teams will play in the tournament, which opens Friday and runs through July 18.
Young Minnesota Athletes Find Role Models In Women's World CupSupport for the U.S. Women’s Soccer team has grown as the team has moved ahead in the tournament. Some of their most loyal fans are young girls.
Cyclists Efforts Work, Velodrome In Blaine Will Stay OpenAn effort to save Minnesota's only outdoor bicycle race track has worked. The National Sports Center in Blaine says it will re-open the Veldrome sometime in May.
Board Rejects Plan To Keep Blaine's Velodrome OpenThe likelihood that Minnesota will lose its only race track for bicyclists is one step closer to reality. The Velodrome at the National Sports Center in Blaine opened 25 years ago, and currently needs some costly repairs.
Cyclists Pledge To ‘Save The Velodrome’ In BlaineMinnesota cyclists are trying to save an aging track that's in need of repair. The National Sports Center Velodrome has hosted several national championships, along with the 1992 Olympic trials. But the years have taken their toll on the outdoor track. When it first opened, engineers estimated it would last about 20 years in Minnesota's harsh climate. That was 25 years ago.
Bikers Worry Minnesota's Lone Velodrome May CloseThe days of Minnesota's only bicycle racing velodrome may be numbered. With a mounting list of necessary repairs at the National Sports Center's velodrome in Blaine, board members are weighing whether to put in hundreds of thousands of dollars or close it up.
Pet Blog: Midwest Family Pet ExpoThe 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.
Blaine's Schwan's Cup Attracts 25,000 & Creates $20M In Economic ImpactThis 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.
Minnesota Teams Win 7 Titles At Schwan’s USA CupOne 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.