Alerus Center, which is owned by the City of Grand Forks and professionally managed by Spectra, is a 13,500-seat arena that can accommodate 22,000 for concerts and is the home of the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks football team. The multi-purpose arena also hosts family shows, sporting events, conventions, and trade shows.
Alerus Center, Grand Forks’ premier entertainment and convention facility, is the culmination of many years of hard work by the leaders and visionaries in the area. Although most public facilities of this typeface an uphill battle in getting funding approval, Alerus Center also overcame a second public vote of confidence, a historic 210-year flood, a redesign, and a roof collapse before becoming the jewel of the Grand Forks crown in February of 2001.
Alerus Center has become everything it was envisioned to be – an exciting place for residents to enjoy a variety of entertainment activities and a superior convention facility that generates sales tax dollars for the community. It is because of the vision and hard work of many, many people over the years that resulted in its completion.