The National Sports Center (NSC) is the most diverse amateur sports and meeting facility in the world. The NSC runs and hosts events and programs in the following areas:
SOCCER: The NSC is the world’s largest soccer complex, as certified by the Guinness Book of Records and the depth and quality of our leagues and tournaments reflects that. The highlight of every year at the National Sports Center is the Schwan’s USA CUP International Youth Soccer Tournament that attracts over 1,000 teams from around the United States and the world.
HOCKEY: The Schwan Super Rink features eight sheets of ice under one roof along with the state of the art Herb Brooks Training Center, an elite off-ice training facility. The arena serves as one the main facilities for the U.S. Women’s National Team. The Super Rink also runs one of the largest adult hockey leagues in the United States and produces tournaments and development programs year round.
GOLF: Victory Links Golf Course is one of the most unique golf centers in the country. It was specifically built for youth golfers but services a wide range of ages and abilities. There are a large range of programs designed to improve the game for kids and adults.
TRACK CYCLING: The velodrome on campus is perhaps the most unique structure at the NSC. The velodrome runs a weekly race series, Thursday Night Lights and provides learn to ride programs for adults and youth to expose riders of all ages to the fun, fast-paced thrills of track cycling.
LACROSSE: This fast-growing sport uses the NSC for various clinics, camps and leagues. We provide the optimal venue for lacrosse tournaments large and small.
SKATING: The NSC skating school is one of the largest skating programs in the state and has taught thousands of young people the joy of skating. We also offer a premier off-ice dance studio for figure skaters and advanced lessons for those with higher ambitions.
BASEBALL: The Minnesota Twins and the NSC have partnered to offer the Minnesota Twins Training Academy in the NSC Sports Hall during the winter. We also offer indoor t-ball leagues and skills training for young ballplayers interested in the game.
ULTIMATE: The ultimate alternative sport, the ultimate community uses the NSC athletic fields for summer leagues and tournaments.
RUGBY: This sport has a large, dedicated following in the Twin Cities. The NSC plays host to many national, collegiate, high school and club rugby events.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS: The Schwan Center offers 36,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate a wide range of groups. We have all the amenities that planners are looking for; wireless internet, standard audio/visual, on-site catering and more.