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National tournament headed to Minneapolis

National tournament headed to Minneapolis Click to Enlarge Photo: Hemera Technologies, Photos.com

May 24, 2012 at 7:33 am

MINNEAPOLIS (KNSI) – The City of Minneapolis announced Wednesday that it will host the 2014 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships at the Minneapolis Convention Center. 

The eight-day tournament draws 10,000 athletes and 20,000 spectators each year with teams from 39 states competing. The tournament is expected to generate about $60 million in revenue for the Twin Cities are.

The city is still working with the Minnesota Twins to try to get Major League Baseball to host the 2014 All-Star game at Target Field.

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