COVID Health Guidelines

COVID Health and Safety Protocol

Discover Boating® Northwest Sportshow®

We are committed to creating a safe, healthy event for all our guests, exhibitors, and staff, following the Minneapolis Convention Center Health and Safety protocols during the show. See the latest updates here.

Face Masks

In accordance with CDC guidelines and the announcement by the City of Minneapolis made on Feb. 25, masks are no longer mandated to be worn inside the Minneapolis Convention Center and won’t be required at the 2022 sportshow.


If you have been diagnosed or confirmed to have COVID, display symptoms including cough, fever or runny nose, we ask that you refrain from attending. 

Contactless Ticketing 

To minimize close contact between staff and guests, all ticket sales will be online. Digital tickets will be scanned when you enter the show.

Contactless Exhibitor Registration

New contactless digital mobile exhibitor credentials.

Increased Sanitation 

Highly touched and common areas will be cleaned on a regular basis; hand sanitizing stations will be added throughout the convention center for attendees. 

New Floorplans 

New show floorplans will allow for more space to support social distancing and minimize crowd gathering.

Follow Latest CDC, State and Local Guidelines 

As guidance evolves, we will monitor and update our practices to ensure the safest and enjoyable boat show experience possible.