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Sports Facility Improvement Grants Available Now!

July 4, 2024

Up to $10,000 available to local sports groups!

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RSF Sports Complex June Update

June 14, 2024

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Three sites eyed for Rochester's planned $65M sports complex

June 8, 2024

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City Hires OVG Group and Sports Academy

May 21, 2024

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RSF Sports Complex May Update

April 30, 2024

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ETA Sports Releases the 2023 "State of the Industry

April 24, 2024

ETA Sports Releases the 2023 "State of the Industry" Report on 4/24/2024 - read the latest!

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RSF Sports Complex April Update

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Rocky Mount NC Sports Complex Booming!

March 22, 2024

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Rochester Sports Complex March Update

March 4, 2024

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Rochester Sports Banquet Silent Auction is a huge success!

February 1, 2024

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NJCAA Championships bring economic boost to Cedar Rapids

November 15, 2023

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What's Happening with Pickleball?!?

August 17, 2023

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Midwest Sports Complex Growth Information

August 14, 2023

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Rochester Sports Foundation Board visit Sanford Sports Complex

July 18, 2023

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RSF Director Speaks at 2023 Sports ETA Facilities Summit

May 23, 2023

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Rochester Sports and Community Center Update

April 25, 2023

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Rochester Sports Foundation grant to Sports Mentorship Academy

March 15, 2023

Rochester Sports Foundation (RSF) is proud to share, in coordination with the Mayo Clinic, that we presented Sports Mentorship Academy (SMA) Executive Director Andre Crockett a grant of $5,000 to assist in facility rental for his organization. 

Crockett shared, “This grant will expand SMA reach to the youth that have been affected by the closure of the Rochester YMCA.  To accomplish this, we at Sports Mentorship Academy, are collaborating with Rochester Empowerment Center and Rochester Public School to create a Recreational Center at Gage East adjunct to the elementary school.” 

Through this collaboration youth will have access to facility space weekly focusing on sports- related activities and social skills to build character. These skills are taught during a four-hour period between 3:30-7:30pm.  This is scheduled purposefully at times of the day when the temptation to engage in crime and drug activities is at the greatest. 

The funds will be used for the leasing the building, upgrades, and purchasing of equipment. RSF grant fund is based on donated dollars and the profits from the annual Rochester Sports Banquet sports auction. 100% of these funds go directly to facility enhancement in Rochester.  

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Rochester voters approve $65M for new sports complex

November 7, 2023

Rochester voters approved $65M in future tax revenues to fund a proposed sports and recreation complex. READ MORE

Rochester Sports Board of DIrector's Vote Unanimously to support sales tax extension

September 11, 2023

Rochester Sports has joined other Rochester based organizations in supporting the proposed Rochester Sales Tax Extension - which goes to the local voters on November 7th. Rochester Sports is directly involved in bringing sports tourism to the Rochester area - netting the community annually $25M in direct spending annually. READ MORE

RAEDI Board votes to support renewal of the City of Rochester’s half-cent sales tax

August 31, 2023

Media Release Date of Release: August 31, 2023 Contact: Molly Schmidt, RAEDI Marketing & Communications Director 507-288-0208 or mschmidt@raedi.com RAEDI Board votes to support renewal of the City of Rochester’s half-cent sales tax ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) Board of Directors passed a resolution last week to support the renewal of the city’s half-cent sales tax that would raise $205 million to support four major projects, including a $65 million regional recreation and sports complex, street reconstruction projects ($50 million), an economic vitality fund ($50 million), and $40 million for flood-control and water-quality projects. READ MORE

Rochester chamber gives its endorsement to $205 million sales tax extension

August 28, 2023

ROCHESTER – With little more than two months before a Nov. 7 special election, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is endorsing a renewal of the city’s half-cent sales tax that would raise $205 million for four projects, including a $65 million regional recreation and sports complex. The announcement of the chamber board's support for extending the sales tax was made in a press statement released Monday morning, Aug. 28, 2023. READ MORE

Rochester Sports Foundation Board Votes Unanimous Support for Proposed Complex Plan

August 8, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Rochester Sports Foundation (RSF) voted unanimously to support the newly proposed Rochester Sports and Recreation Complex. READ MORE

Pat Sexton

June 26, 2023

We are pleased to announce our newest member to the RSF board, Pat Sexton. READ MORE

Rochester council receives update on study tied to proposed sports and recreation complex

May 17, 2023

Rochester council receives update on study tied to proposed sports and recreation complex Randy Petersen, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn. Mon, May 15, 2023 at 7:05 PM CDT·3 min read READ MORE

Does Rochester Need a New Multi-Purpose Sports and Entertainment Facility?

April 25, 2023

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Rebecca Tesch

April 17, 2023

Rebecca (Becca) Tesch is a strong believer in the 4 H’s: being helpful, staying honest, always hard working and having a sense of humor. READ MORE

Rochester City Sales Tax Extension

March 31, 2023

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