The winter boat show closed on Sunday, March 25, as the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis ended a successful run, reporting an attendance increase of 4 percent – 32,423 attendees – with several exhibitors – from boat dealers to tackle and travel booths – reporting solid sales heading into the Minnesota outdoors season.
The annual sportshow not only drew crowds seeking a taste of the outdoors, but also media ready to talk about warmer weather on the horizon. News highlights from this year’s event include:
- Minneapolis Star Tribune, Northwest Sportshow Begins Its Run with Thursday Night Special
- KARE-TV, Northwest Sportshow Returns to Minneapolis Convention Center
- Minneapolis Star Tribune, Adventure Trips are Seductive, But They Need a Planned Approach
- Post-Bulletin, Expos are Cure for Late Winter Blues