• Minneapolis Sports Fans Could Win the Ultimate Sports Ticket

    POSTED November 4, 2016

Sports Minneapolis, which is powered by Meet Minneapolis, has launched a raffle for Minnesota sports fans. The price? The Ultimate Sports Ticket – aka a pair of season tickets to all six professional Minnesota teams, six University of Minnesota teams and VIP passes to the X Games Minneapolis 2017.

Entry tickets are $250 each and only 500 entries will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on January 28, 2017 and will award access to more than 295 games.

The winner will receive a pair of season tickets to all regular season home games to the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota United, Minnesota Timberwolves, the Minnesota Wild, and six University of Minnesota teams (football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, and volleyball). Seat locations are at the sole discretion of each team and are based upon availability. Purchase your entry by visiting www.sportsminneapolis.org

Proceeds from the Ultimate Sports Ticket raffle will support the mission of Sports Minneapolis, which is to recruit, enhance and produce sporting events in the Minneapolis area in an effort to benefit the community. Sports Minneapolis recruited 65 events to the Minneapolis area last year, generating over $102 million in economic impact for the community.

Sports Preview

Super Bowl LII: The big game will take place on February 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium. This will be the second Super Bowl held in Minneapolis, with the last occurring in 1992.

Final Four: Minneapolis will host the Final Four for the fourth time in 2019 at the new Minnesota Multi-Purposes Stadium. Previously, Williams Arena and the Metrodome were the acting venues for this basketball tournament.

X Games: The summer event is moving from Texas to Minnesota for both 2017 and 2018, with Aspen holding the 2017 winter event. U.S. Bank Stadium will host this extreme sporting event.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is ranked No. 1 in the country for mega airports in terms of customer satisfaction in the 2022 North American Airport Satisfaction Survey by research firm J.D. Power. Mega airports see more than 33 million passengers annually.

The study, conducted between August 2021 and July 2022, gauged traveler satisfaction in terminal facilities; airport arrival/departure; baggage claim; security checkpoints; check-in/baggage check; and food, beverage, and retail. More than 26,000 recent travelers completed the survey.


Minnesota offers vibrant autumn color and provides a kaleidoscopic backdrop for your event.

New England often gets the most credit for its spectacular fall color, but many rank Minnesota in the top tier for seasonal beauty, making fall an ideal time for meetings anywhere in the state. From the North Shore of Lake Superior to the Twin Cities and Rochester, there are a variety of venues with ideal seasonal settings that can cater to groups of all sizes. 



Bill Von Bank, vice president of marketing and communications for Experience Rochester Minnesota Convention & Visitors Bureau and Mayo Civic Center, knows how to make a luscious pie. On summer and fall weekends, he travels to Minnesota farmers markets as Bill the Pie Guy, selling his homemade apple, blueberry, mixed berry, strawberry, rhubarb, peach, and pecan pies to hungry marketgoers—and donating the profits to hunger-relief organizations.