Bemidji Community Arena

Bemidji, Minnesota

Size (area)Arena 39,680 sq ft
 Lobby 6,195 sq ft
 Total 45,875 sq ft
ArchitectMJ Architectural Studios
StructuralJones Engineering
CivilNorthern Engineering & Consulting
ContractorDwayne Young Drywall, Inc

Project Details

Due to a limited budget, funded entirely by donations and grants, this project was designed in 5 phases dependent upon available funds. The arena was designed for hosting high school games, with seating for 1,832 including a viewing mezzanine over the locker rooms. Phases 1 and 2 were completed in 2002. This project was started under WSN with Michael Johnston as Project Architect and MJ Architectural Studios has continued to provide design services as phases have been developed. Construction of the front lobby was completed fall of 2008.