Case Study

MN Sports Awards

In-Person Event Planning, Stage Production, AV Management

Honoring the greatest athletes in Minnesota from the high school to professional level, the MN Sports Awards is a star-studded gala that showcases the depth and richness of Minnesota’s sporting culture.


Working in concert with destination marketing organization Meet Minneapolis meant that metroConnections not only needed to make the MN Sports Awards a professional and impressive awards program–The event also needed to convince visiting VIPs to host their next conference in Minneapolis.


Utilizing clever event design flourishes to help make the cavernous US Bank Stadium feel lush and intimate, metroConnections made sure that every aspect of the MN Sports Awards popped, from a unique custom stage design to effortlessly smooth stage production and AV management.



The MN Sports Awards were broadcast via livestream to more than 20,000 viewers at home by Bally Sports North (formerly Fox Sports North), showcasing metroConnections sterling content creation and content management abilities.



Meet Minneapolis and their celebrity and athlete guests were thoroughly satisfied with the MN Sports Awards ceremony, and the event helped create a sizable buzz for the newly-opened US Bank Stadium to serve as the home of future events and conferences.