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Alerus Center, Grand Forks

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The Alerus Center is an indoor arena and convention center in the north central United States, located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The facility is owned and operated by the city of Grand Forks and opened 22 years ago on February 10, 2001.

The arena's major tenant is the University of North Dakota football team, and also hosts many large concerts, sporting events, and trade shows. The seating capacity for football is 12,283, and up to 21,000 for other events. Located southwest of the UND campus, it is just east of Interstate 29 and south of its exit 140, the junction with state highway 297.

The convention center section of the facility includes a 26,000-square-foot (2,400 m2) ballroom and twelve meeting rooms. The convention center is used for conferences, seminars, banquets, parties, and smaller concerts. Directly adjacent to the Alerus Center is a large hotel and waterpark complex called the Canad Inns Destination Center.

Alerus Center is named after a local financial institution, Alerus Financial, which purchased the building's naming rights. Prior to opening, the facility had been referred to as the Aurora Events Center. Its approximate elevation at street level is 835 feet (255 m) above sea level.
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  • We attended this venue for a robotics competition and were generally impressed with its cleanliness, location and how the spectators were very close to the game field. Because it is such a large... 
    We attended this venue for a robotics competition and were generally impressed with its cleanliness, location and how the spectators were very close to the game field. Because it is such a large...  more »
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  • Enjoyed the monster truck show. But took a half an hour to be able to get into the pit party so couldn't get and autographs. Consessions were to few not able to keep up with customers and slight overpriced.

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