Alerus Center

The Alerus Center is one of the largest sports, convention and entertainment facilities of its kind between Minneapolis and Seattle. It boasts adjustable concert seating for anywhere from 2,000 to 21,000 people. This state-of-the-art facility has more than 160,000 square feet available for banquets, meetings and exhibits with a variety of powerful sound system and presentation hook-ups. The Alerus Center also houses a dozen conference rooms and a 25,588 square-foot ballroom.

Able to accommodate a variety of sporting events, the Alerus Center is home to the University of North Dakota Football team and hosts soccer, wrestling, basketball, monster trucks and Super Snowcross. This remarkable facility has the capacity to host local, regional and national sporting events.

Locker rooms can be divided into four 25-locker sections. There are dressing rooms for coaches and officials and also 14 luxury VIP suites and a VIP club area with seating for approximately 75, eight concession stands, two vending stands, 14 ticket windows and four merchandise stands.

Key Facts:

  • Meeting/banquet rooms: 17
  • 160,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • Parking: 3,100 vehicles
  • Football and soccer seating: 13,500
  • Basketball seating: 9,500
  • Concert seating: 21,000
  • Theater set seating: 2,600
  • Two basketball floors
  • Two 21x63 ft. Panasonic digital video boards for viewing play, live feed or messages
  • Converts from a showroom floor to playing field in just hours
  • Astroturf Magic Carpet provides a seamless playing surface
  • Easy load-in and load-out through doors on north and south entrances
  • Moveable risers allow for various seating configurations
  • Accessible
  • Audio Visual Services
  • Catering On-Site
  • Parking Available
  • Wifi Available
Ballroom 2

Area: 1,344feet

Ballroom 4

Area: 9,790feet

Ballroom 5

Area: 10,350feet

Ballrooms 1-5

Area: 25,588feet

Ballrooms 1, 3

Area: 2,052feet

Main Arena Floor

Area: 100,000feet

Prefunction Area

Area: 15,000feet

Rooms 1, 4, 11

Area: 598feet

Rooms 2, 3, 5, 10, 12

Area: 1,380feet

Rooms 6 & 7, 8 & 9

Area: 690feet

Contact Information

1200 South 42nd Street
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
Phone: 701-792-1200