Minot State to host grand opening

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University will host an open house as part of grand opening to unveil the air supported dome at Herb Parker Stadium Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The open house will give the public an opportunity to see inside the bubble and will have Minot State athletic teams available to work with area youth in golf, baseball, softball, and soccer. Along with the open house, MSU will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 6:15 p.m. featuring guest speakers Rick Hedberg, MSU vice president for advancement; President Dr. Steven Shirley; Andy Carter, director of athletics; and Thor Nelson, representing Magic City Youth Softball.

Tours of the facility will be available along with work stations for area youth to work with MSU student-athletes.

Community members are asked to enter the air-supported dome on the south east entrance either via the MSU Wellness Center or the stairs leading north from 11th Avenue. Parking will be available along 11th Avenue and in the Gordon B. Olson Library lot. Overflow parking is set for the MSU Dome lots both to the east and north, and participants should make their way to the second floor, southwest corner to connect with the Wellness Center.

Minot State will also honor those who made donations to the approximately $2 million project. The city of Minot’s Community Facilities Fund awarded $1 million and another $1 million was raised by the Minot State Development Foundation from private individuals, foundations, and local businesses.

MSU has scheduled multiple activities for the short 2018 season, including youth program events and a golf driving range on Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. Individuals and groups that are interested in hosting events will need to reserve the facility by contacting Sean Griffin, coordinator of athletic operations, at (701) 858-3041 or by email at s.griffin@minotstateu.edu. A rental rate sheet is posted at MSUBeavers.com.

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Published: 01/08/18   

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