2nd Annual Minnesota Kickoff Classic

DCTC Blue Knights Soccer

Twenty-one team collegiate soccer tournament @Ames Soccer Complex

DCTC Blue Knights Soccer

The Blue Knights women and men’s soccer teams of Dakota County Technical College are hosting the 2nd Annual Minnesota Kickoff Classic Sept. 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2011, at the Ames Soccer Complex on the DCTC campus in Rosemount, Minn.

Twenty-one collegiate teams—13 women’s and eight men’s—from around the nation will be participating in the four-day soccer tournament at the Ames Soccer Complex, a state-of-the-art athletic and recreational facility and one of the top collegiate soccer venues in the Midwest. The complex features three full-sized adult soccer fields, including a championship field, that can be subdivided into six youth soccer fields.

The Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau partnered with DCTC to host the college players, coaches and fans traveling from as far away as Texas and Pennsylvania to participate in the tournament. Situated just south of the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Eagan, Minn., is five minutes from the Mall of America, the MSP International Airport and the Minnesota Zoo. The Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the Torgerson Eagan campus hotels, will be providing free transportation to the Mall of America, Nickelodeon Universe and other area attractions as well as to the MSP International Airport. From the Mall of America, tournament guests will be able to ride the Hiawatha Light Rail to downtown Minneapolis, where they can visit Target Field, the new stadium of the Minnesota Twins.

The Torgerson Eagan campus hotels—including the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Staybridge Suites—are all located together and will not only provide transportation services, but will also serve as the preferred lodging vendor for the Minnesota Kickoff Classic.

Minnesota Kickoff Classic Teams

Women’s Teams

Men’s Teams

For more information about the Minnesota Kickoff Classic, contact:

DCTC Blue Knights Soccer

Blue Knights 2010–2011: Women’s soccer vs. RCTC Yellowjackets @home 08Sep10 & Men’s soccer vs. IWCC Reivers @home 15Sep10