Fargodome

The Fargodome is an indoor stadium, located in Fargo, North Dakota. It opened in 1992 and holds over 19,000 people for football games and over 25,000, for full arena concerts.

It contains two scoreboards on each endzone, four large video screens (one in each corner), two large electronic message centers below the scoreboards, as well as four stats boards (two centered on each sideline) all of which were installed by Daktronics in 2002.

It is the home of the North Dakota State University Bison football team.

The stadium also plays host to many large concerts, sporting events and trade shows.

The Fargodome has also been known to hold events such as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, NHRA's Monster Jam, Rib Fest, WWE, WCW, the Asics Cadet and Junior National Wrestling Championships and many local, regional and national events.

The Fargodome's Gate City Bank Theatre is home to theatre, both locally-produced and touring.

The building was originally planned to be modeled on the Tacoma Dome and have an inflatable roof. However as the design evolved it was decided to have a fixed hard roof although the dome name stuck.

History
  • November 1987: Fargo Parks Superintendent Bob Johnson and City Council President Ranen Nicholson proposed a plan for convention and athletic facilities in Fargo.
  • January 1988: Proposed plan was modified to include a single stadium to be built on North Dakota State University land, that would be financed in part by a half-cent sales tax.
  • December 1988: Voters approved half-cent sales tax
  • April 1989: Architects hired and construction process begins
  • December 1992: Fargodome opens
  • January 1994: Hosts Snow Bowl NCAA Division II football allstar game between 1994 and 2000
  • December 2002: Fargodome celebrates its 10th anniversary
  • December 2006: Initial talks underway to attach a 6,000-9,000 seat stadium to the Fargodome, for use as a basketball arena for the North Dakota State University Basketball teams, as well as smaller performances.
  • March 2009: The Fargodome is used for the filling and storage of sandbags during the flood.

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Building Activity

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