MNSE Champions Council

Minnesota Sports and Events has launched an amazing engagement opportunity that combines two Minnesota passions – supporting our great state and accomplishing this through the universal unifier – SPORTS! We are interested in adding 30 additional MNSE Champions Council members to our inaugural group of 70 committed and diverse leaders who want to collaborate, network, advise and champion our efforts – and ultimately, celebrate the victories we achieve together.

Hear updates and insider details directly from top sports leaders
Attend exclusive events and premier sports experiences
Participate in opportunities to work on future event bids
Go behind-the-scenes at top sports organizations in Minnesota
Priority access to complimentary and discounted event tickets
Gain access to business, government and community leaders
Why Champions Council?

"I’m excited to network and collaborate with like-minded professionals that also believe in enhancing positive economic growth through mega-sport events in my home state of Minnesota."

Karen McManamon
Business Development Director
Discover St. Louis Park

Exclusive Events

Signature Event - Minnesota Vikings Training Camp

Saturday, August 12th 3:15 pm

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Minnesota Lynx vs. Dallas Wings at Target Center

Tuesday, August 22nd 7:00 pm

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Networking Happy Hour at Brick x Mortar

Thursday, October 12th 5:00 pm

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All Champions Council member investments will fund MNSE’s efforts to positively impact our community by attracting and hosting highly sought-after events. The annual membership investment is $5,000. Member benefits will include one-of-a-kind “signature” experiences, access to tickets to mega-events, unique “insider” information, valuable networking opportunities and much more!

Meet Our Champions

The MNSE Champions Council launched in December of 2022 and is a group of dedicated and passionate individuals who understand the positive impact that hosting large-scale events, particularly sports, can have on a community.

2024 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament

Focused on elevating the Big Ten Basketball Tournament experience for athletes, staff and fans.

2026 World Juniors Hockey Championships

Bring the World’s greatest youth hockey event to the State of Hockey!

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Focused on MNSE’s commitment to a legacy and culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.


Check out our Champions Council Frequently Asked Questions.