COVID-19 Updates

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What to expect at our events

Alerus Center continues to follow ND Smart Restart guidelines for events. For meetings, weddings, banquets, tradeshows, and conventions, attendees and planners should expect to see some changes. 

If you have questions, please contact us today.

Masks are Required

All attendees and staff are required to wear masks in the facility when moving around or when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Additional Cleaning

Alerus Center has increased cleaning and disinfecting frequency of all areas and touch points with EPA or NEA approved products.


During the event, Alerus Center will staff additional housekeepers cleaning restrooms, public spaces, and event rooms.

Sanitizer & Disinfectant

Alerus Center will provide hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in a variety of locations throughout the event space.

Physical Distancing

There will be one entrance and one exit to the events, whenever possible.

There will be a 6 foot distance between patrons waiting in any lines. No registration or unnecessary lines will be permitted.

Booths at consumer shows, conventions, and tradeshows will be spaced 10' apart when possible or have 8' tall draping between booths. Fewever booths be placed together.

New Layouts

All room layouts will be updates to allow proper physical distancing. Additional room spaces will be provided, if they are available, to clients.


Set ups will include larger aisles, more personal space, and fewer chairs at each table.

Food & Beverage Service

Served meals are available, but with fewer people at each round. Self-serve buffets will not be available; our staff will dish plates in buffet lines. Shared utensils, carafes, or serving dishes will not be used.

HVAC Exchange

In the ballrooms the HVAC system will change over the air every 12 min.


In the arena the HVAC system will change over the air every 30 minutes. Alerus Center can supply 100% fresh air into the arena. The arena has a total of 11,275,200 cubic feet of air space, and the air handler units can move 340,000 cfm of air.

iWave Ionization HVAC Technology

When air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts.

iWave uses patented technology, called needle-point bi-polar ionization, to create equal amounts of positive and negative ions.  When these ions are injected into the air stream, they break down passing pollutants and gases into harmless compounds like oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapor (see illustration below).

When the ions come in contact with viruses, bacteria or mold, they remove the hydrogen molecules – without them, the pathogens have no source of energy and will die.  The ions also attach to allergens like pollen and other particles, causing them to band together until they are large enough to be caught by your ventilation system’s air filter.

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Please utilize this page to see the status of upcoming public events. If the event you have a question on is not listed below, please CLICK HERE to email us for an update or question.

Brantley Gilbert - Postponed

Date originally scheduled on May 5, 2020, has been rescheduled to December 16, 2021.

For additional information about this rescheduled event, click here

Luke Combs - Rescheduled

Date originally scheduled on October 2, 2020, has been updated to September 17, 2021.

For additional information about this rescheduled event, click here

Hugo's Toughest Monster Truck Tour - Rescheduled

Fans holding event tickets to either of the scheduled 2020 Toughest Monster Truck Tour performances (September 12, 2020 or April 25, 2020) can use them for the 2021 event. 

For information and updates about the Toughest Monster Truck Tour, visit

Bryce Vine - Rescheduled

Bryce Vine sponsored by UND Student Government has been rescheduled to Friday, October 16. This event is open to the public and is presented by XL93. All tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date.

Trolls LIVE! - Rescheduled

Trolls LIVE! scheduled for December 29 & 30 has been rescheduled to a later date not yet announced. 

Tickets will be automatically transferred and honored for the respective December dates and times. If fans are unable to attend, they should request their refund at the box office.

PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour - Rescheduled to 2021

Originally scheduled for April 18, 2020, and then rescheduled for September, fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored at the April 17, 2021 date.

Home Free - Rescheduled

The Home Free concert originally scheduled October 24th, 2020 has been rescheduled to Wednesday June 9th 2021. Please hold on to your tickets as they will be honored for the new date.


If you are unable to attend the new date, refunds are available through September 24, 2020 at 10 PM. 

Def Leppard and ZZ Top - Canceled

Def Leppard with ZZ Top's October 12 , 2020 show at Alerus Center has been cancelled.

Fans who purchased tickets in person, will need to return to the Alerus Center Box Office, Monday-Friday 10am-530pm for their refund.

Alice Cooper - Cancelled

The Alice Cooper tour originally scheduled for April 10, 2020 at Alerus Center has been cancelled. If you purchased your tickets with cash, please visit our Box Office for your refund.

International Crop Expo 2021

This event has canceled for 2021, but will return in 2022. 


We have taken enhanced health and safety measures to protect our venue guests.  However, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By entering the venue, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and Venue disclaims any and all liability related thereto.


In accordance with the guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that the following guests not attend tonight’s event:  

  • Guests who are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough and shortness of breath);
  • Guests who have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19, unless you have had no fever for 72 hours (without use of medicine) and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared;
  • Guests who have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days; and
  • Guests who have traveled internationally in the past 14 days.