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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Minneapolis to host racquetball championships

The U.S. Open Racquetball Championships is moving to Minneapolis after 14 years in Memphis, Tenn.

The U.S. Open Racquetball Championships will bring together 800 professional and amateur racquetball players from around the world to compete in the five-day tournament to be held Oct. 20-24, according to U.S. Open Racquetball Championships. Matches will be held at the Life Time Fitness club inside Target Center in downtown Minneapolis, as well as the Life Time Fitness in St. Louis Park and the Life Time Minneapolis Athletic Club in Minneapolis.

The event is expected to draw about 3,000 spectators creating more than $4 million in economic impact for the Minneapolis area.

In its 15th year, the Open Championship decided to relocate to Minneapolis after outgrowing its previously announced venue in Memphis, Tenn.

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