Ralph Engelstad Arena (Minnesota)

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For the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND, see Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Location 525 Brooks Avenue North
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
Owner City of Thief River Falls
Operator City of Thief River Falls
Capacity 3569
Surface 200' x 85' (hockey)
Opened November 29, 2003
Construction cost $15 million
Thief River Falls Prowlers (Lincoln High School)

Ralph Engelstad Arena is an indoor arena located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. It is used primarily for ice sports, such as hockey, and was built by Ralph Engelstad.

The arena features theatre-style seating complemented by 281 bar stools along the perimeter of the bowl for a total seating capacity of 3,569. Gross square footage of the facility is 136,000. There are two concession areas, eight locker rooms, hospitality room, a weight room, Frappier Acceleration skating treadmill, training/first aid rooms, lobby with hall of fame area, four offices and ticket windows, press box with meeting space, and a 5,000 square foot community room. The community room hosts receptions, trade shows, reunions, parties, and other events. A basketball floor and arena decking were purchased in 2005 to enable the facility to host basketball games, wrestling matches, and other large events. In total, the Engelstad family donated over $13 million to fund the arena.

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