Official Groundbreaking Ceremony set, beginning work on new Civic Center Expansion

RAPID CITY, S.D. – City and Civic Center officials alongside private industry partners will break ground on the Civic Center Expansion Arena on Saturday, Nov. 16.

“The $130 million project will help grow Rapid City’s reputation as a modern sports and entertainment destination,” said Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing, Priscilla Dominguez. “Representing the city and region in a way that has not been seen in a number of years while enhancing the experience for spectators.”

The celebration of the beginning of work on the Civic Center’s largest improvement project will include official speeches by Rapid City Mayor, Steve Allender, live music by Brandon Jones, family-friendly activities from Outdoor Campus West and more.

When finished, the nearly 250,000 square foot arena will be home to Rodeo Rapid City, Black Hills Powwow,  Lakota Nation Invitational and countless other sports and entertainment events.

According to the release, other features of the multi-purpose venue will include the flexibility to host large end stage and center stage concerts, family shows, basketball and large-scale wrestling tournaments, as well as open-floor exhibitions. The design caters to the next generation of fans, featuring open and transparent concourses, additional social spaces within view of the action, and a variety of experiential and premium seating options.

The ceremony will be on Nov. 16, at 2:45 p.m. for more information click HERE

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