Bismarck Event Center
The Bismarck Event Center (formerly Bismarck Civic Center) is a 10,100 seat multi-purpose facility located in Bismarck, North Dakota. The land was purchased from the Wachter family of Bismarck, who also donated land for parking lots adjacent to the civic center. It was known as the Bismarck Civic Center until September 2014.
|Former names||Bismarck Civic Center (1969–2014)|
|Location||Bismarck, North Dakota|
|Dakota Wizards (IBA/CBA/NBA D-League) (1995–2012)|
Bismarck Bobcats (AWHL) (1997–1998)
Bismarck Blaze (IFL) (2000)
Bismarck Bucks (IFL) (2017–present)
It was the home of the Dakota Wizards of the Continental Basketball Association and NBA Development League. It also hosted the 2002 Ford World Men's Curling Championship. For several years, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) has hosted a Touring Pro Division (minor-league division, formerly known as the Challenger Tour) event at the Civic Center; in 2004, it was voted as the top PBR Challenger Tour venue.
In 2017, the event center became the home to a new professional indoor football team in Champions Indoor Football called the Bismarck Bucks. The Bucks joined the Indoor Football League for the 2019 season.
- "Bismarck Civic Center Officially Changes Name [POLL]". Hot 97.5FM. September 26, 2014.
- "Bismarck is Getting an Indoor Football Team". 96.5 The Fox. September 26, 2016.