With the Metrodome gone and a new stadium under construction in Minneapolis, St. Cloud State is hosting the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) soccer tournaments, for boys and girls, and state high school football games through 2015.
“It is a great opportunity for us to show off St. Cloud and St. Cloud State to the rest of the state,” said Emmett Keenan, MSHSL board member and athletic director at Cathedral High School.
“We have prepared for years working with the Minnesota State High School League, earning their trust and demonstrating our ability to manage their events,” said Ron Seibring, director of sports facilities at St. Cloud State.
St. Cloud State played host to 28 state tournament games in 2014 between Husky Stadium and Selke Field — more than any other location in the state.
“Simple math will tell you — 28 games, 56 teams, with the players, families and fans staying in St. Cloud hotels, eating in St. Cloud restaurants and shopping in St. Cloud stores — that’s a lot of economic impact,” Keenan said.
The tournaments also showcase updates, such as the new turf at Husky Stadium.
“St. Cloud State’s commitment to facilities provides venues that are ideal for hosting events like these,” Keenan said.