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Venue is Simply Grand!

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Simply Grand! Simple? Grand? Things around here are actually both. Our rich agricultural heritage is livened up with arts, sports and special events. Relax with a simple walk or leisurely dinner—indulge in tickets to world-class entertainment or a memorable evening at a gourmet restaurant. We have a perfect blend of simple and grand, ready to fit your schedule, taste and style.

Alerus Center

The Alerus Center is a state-of-the-art facility that can host various conventions, exhibitions, meetings and banquets. It also houses a regulation NCAA football and soccer field. The arena seats 13,400 for football or soccer and 22,000 for entertainment events. The Center features 17 luxury suites, eight concession stands, two vending sites, 14 ticket windows and four merchandise stands. With 130,000 square feet of exhibit space, it is the largest hall between Seattle and the Twin Cities. The Center opened its doors in February 2001 and has hosted such acts as Bill Cosby, Aerosmith, Cher and the Backstreet Boys.

Since opening in 2001, the Alerus Center has been Grand Forks's premiere entertainment and convention facility. 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.

We look forward to seeing you in Grand Forks in August 2019!

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