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Vadnais Sports Center naming rights sold to Twin Cities Orthopedics

Updated: February 04, 2020 05:26 PM

The naming rights for the sporting center in Vadnais Heights have been sold to Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO).

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved a 15-year contract with TCO on Tuesday with an option for a 5-year extension, and the facility will be renamed TCO Sports Garden.

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As part of the agreement, TCO will invest $1.95 million toward the facility over the 15 years. The agreement also includes usage of the 5,500-square-feet of office space in the sports center.

"We are pleased to begin this long-term partnership with a community-minded organization that is not only located close to the facility, but also shares our values for a healthy, vibrant community by strengthening individual, family and community health and well-being," Board Chairperson Toni Carter said.

The facility will include two NHL regulation hockey rinks and a new indoor turf facility. Plus, the board Tuesday also approved a construction agreement for an 80,000-square-foot year-round indoor turf facility, which will be built this year to replace the facility's former dome structure. Construction is set to begin in the spring.

The county said the funds from the agreement with TCO will be used to assist with financing the construction of the new indoor turf facility.

Ramsey County bought the center in 2014. According to the county, more than 1.5 million people use and attend events at the sports center each year.

"We're grateful for this opportunity, and truly believe TCO Sports Garden is a big win for Ramsey County and the greater Vadnais Heights community," Becky Anderson, VP of Clinic Services at Twin Cities Orthopedics, said in a statement. "Since opening our state-of-the-art TCO clinic next door in 2017, we've seen demand continue to rise for expert rehabilitation, sports medicine and sports performance services. We're the Official Sports Medicine Provider for three local high schools, and we support dozens of youth teams, booster clubs and other groups in the Northeast Metro throughout the year. This naming rights agreement deepens our ties within the local community, and represents the exciting growth and opportunities coming to residents across Ramsey County."

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