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Sioux Falls' Minor League Teams Earn Ranking



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The city of Sioux Falls has received a journal's top 10 ranking for minor league sports teams.


Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal has listed the South Dakota city No. 10 on its list of 239 minor league sports markets.


The ranking marks the second time Sioux Falls has made the top 10, hitting No. 9 in 2007.


The journal reports that although Sioux Falls has the lowest population and total wealth of any of the top 10 markets, it also has the lowest unemployment rate. And attendance at games has gone up 5 percent over the past five years, matching the population growth.


Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether says the city is hoping to break into the Top 5 with a new events center opening soon.

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