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“Great Place to See a Hockey Game!”
Review of Sanford Center

Sanford Center
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Bemidji
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Several years ago, the City of Bemidji built this beautiful arena that is multi-purpose along the south shore of Lake Bemidji. The purpose of our visits there have always been to see the Bemidji State Beavers play hockey, something that we do several times a year (we live in Minneapolis).
Prior to this time, the BSU hockey team played at the John Glas Field House on campus. The new arena has done a wonderful job of incorporating the old along with the new at this facility including those who played for BSU decades ago. There is an interactive display along the concourse at one end of the facility that allows you to conduct searches of not only current players, their awards and achievements, but also players from the past who have built the BSU Hockey Team. The facility is beautifully done, is located next to nice hotels, and is a great place to see hockey games!

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Excellent small college division 1 facility--good acoustics for concerts. Lodging and food nearby. Concessions can be overwhelmed with large crowds. Adequate parking, can get a bit congested after events. Very attractive facility

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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Helpful to have covered hallway access to the Country Inn & Suites. Not enough beer or alcohol carts/stations set up as the lines were long to wait and we missed the opening of the second act. They need to put bar backs in place to either make the drinks or just ring folks up on the registers; not have the same person do both jobs.
Good comfy seats in the arena, all with their own cup holders.
Nice, helpful staff working.
Only one ATM in the facility. Need at least two.

Thank D_Stew656565
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

We saw Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion show here. The acoustics are fine, but they really need to have people directing traffic when shows are over or they need a a stop light installed where Lake Shore Drive enters Paul Bunyan Drive. Traffic was backed up for a long, long time as people tried to leave after the show.

Thank Larry P
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