The Sanford Center is a 4,700-seat multi-purpose arena and convention center in Bemidji, Minnesota, United States that opened in October 2010. On October 18, 2010 the venue was renamed from the Bemidji Regional Events Center to the Sanford Center after Sanford Health Systems purchased naming rights for $2 million over ten years.
|Location||1111 Event Center Drive|
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
|Owner||City of Bemidji|
|Capacity||4,700 (ice hockey)|
|Surface||200' x 85' (Ice hockey)|
|Broke ground||April 3, 2009|
|Opened||October 15, 2010|
|Construction cost||$35 million|
|Architect||Leo A Daly|
Widseth Smith Nolting
|General contractor||Kraus-Anderson Construction Company|
|Bemidji State Beavers (NCAA) (2010–present)|
Bemidji Axemen (IFL) (2014–2015)
On Friday, October 15, 2010, the arena began hosting the home games of the Bemidji State Beavers men's ice hockey and Bemidji State Beavers women's ice hockey teams of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, replacing the aging 2,400-seat John S. Glas Field House.
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- Axemen axed from IFL
- Official website
- Bemidji City Council advances events center design
- Events center a ‘go’: Pawlenty’s veto pen spares Bemidji project