Client City of Bemidji

Sanford Center

Bemidji, Minnesota

Home to Bemidji State University NCAA Division I men's and women's ice hockey teams, the Sanford Center serves as a combination arena and convention/conference center, each with its own distinct entrance. It seats 4,300 for hockey and 5,700 for concerts, with 25 suites and 220 club seats. The convention center has four 2,000-SF meeting rooms and a 10,000-SF ballroom that can be subdivided. The event floor can expand to 30,000-SF to accommodate 150 exhibition booths. There are approximately 1,500 parking spaces, with commercial sites available for future development.

At a glance

193,000 SF

4.300 Seat Hockey Venue

5,700 Seat Concert Venue

25 Suites

220 Club Seats

2,000 SF Meeting Rooms

10,000 SF Ballroom

30,000 SF Event Floor

1,500 Parking Spaces


Honorable Mention
National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association

Honor Award
American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

Honor Award
Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers

MCA Award of Excellence, Governmental Category
Minnesota Construction Association


Project Management

Arena Consulting

Architectural Design

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural 

Construction Phase Services