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Mankato Sports Commission

The Mankato Sports Commission is working hard to seek out new opportunities to bring tournaments and sporting events to greater Mankato and is offering services to facilitate a hassle-free event for you and your team.

February Sports Commission Recap

One of Minnesota’s largest adult volleyball tournaments returned to greater Mankato for its fifth straight year. The tournament was held on February 16th-17th and featured teams from Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. Overall, there were teams from various competition levels competing at the different venues surrounding Mankato. The tournament originated in Decorah, Iowa and later relocated to Mankato, giving it the name “Mankorah”. Thank you to all the teams that participated in this year’s Mankorah Co-ed Volleyball Tournament!

The Mankato Sports Commission is excited to announce that the Mankato Soccer Club is expanding and will join the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). The WPSL has proven to be a successful league and will be entering its 22nd season. It will be looking to continue its success in featuring some of the best to play the game including: Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, and Brandi Chastain.

Some upcoming events for March include the Alpine Skiing Championships, the Southern Regional Hockey Tournament, and the C&N Sales Dart Tournament.

Contact The Commissioner!

Joy Leafblad

Joy Leafblad

Sports Commission Director

Phone: 507-385-6663

Did you know? The Minnesota Vikings held training camp in Mankato from 1966-2017

Visit Mankato Named a SportsEvents Magazine's 2018 Readers' Choice Winner!

SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced Visit Mankato has been recognized as a 2018 Readers' Choice Award winner. For more information about Visit Mankato's honor, click here.

Read the January 2018 magazine here.


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The Mankato Sports Commission is a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions