The National Sports Center (NSC) is a 600-acre (2.4 km sq) multi-sport complex located in Blaine
, United States
, that includes a soccer stadium, over 50 full-sized soccer fields, a golf course, a velodrome, a meeting and convention facility, and an eight-sheet ice rink, the Schwan Super Rink, which is the largest ice facility of its type in the World
The National Sports Center has hosted numerous National and World Championship events in soccer, hockey, figure skating,broomball, rugby, ultimate and lacrosse.The National Sports Center opened in 1990 after 1987 legislature created the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC) and appropriated $14.7 million for the construction of the NSC. The facility welcomes over 3.8 million visitors annually, making it the most-visited sports facility in the State of Minnesota.
The Herb Brooks Foundation, the foundation created by the legendary hockey coach's family, has partnered with the National Sports Center to develop the Herb Brooks Training Center, a state-of-the-art dryland and ice hockey training facility that is part of the Schwan Super Rink.Each July, the National Sports Center plays host to Schwan’s USA CUP: the largest soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere with over 1,000 teams and participants from 22 countries.
The NSC Stadium has a large grandstand along the west sideline of the field and smaller grandstands on the opposite sideline and on either end. The United States women's national soccer team has played four home matches at the NSC, including international matches against Canada