Alerus Center*

Grand Forks, ND

Project Overview

Mike Kuntz, one of ICON’s principal architects, acted as the project manager for the lead architectural firm on the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The $80million facility was built for the city of Grand Forks as an event center. The multi-use facility is home to the University of North Dakota football team and also hosts conventions, meetings, weddings, trade shows, concerts, and more. The project included an event space that can be easily converted to a FieldTurf football field, a pre-function hallway, 12 individual meeting rooms, a large ballroom that can be divided into smaller ballrooms, a full-service kitchen, a 100,000 s.f. tradeshow floor, fourteen ticket windows, four merchandise stands, 18 luxury VIP suites, concession stands, and a football seating capacity of 12,283.

*Work performed with previous firm

Kay Facts

  • Mike Kuntz acted as project manager for Lead Architectural Firm
  • 400,000 total s.f.
  • 160,000 s.f. event space, fieldTurf Football Field that allows for rapid field conversion
  • 20,000 s.f. pre-function hallway
  • 12 individual meeting rooms ranging from 600-1,300 s.f. for a total of 11,000 s.f.
  • 30,000 s.f. ballroom with 22-foot ceilings and divisible into five smaller, contiguous ballrooms
  • 100,000 s.f. trade show floor
  • Full-service kitchen for dining and catering
  • Completed 3 months ahead of schedule
  • 12,283 football seating capacity
  • Coaches and Officials locker rooms
  • 18 luxury VIP suites
  • Eight concession stands
  • Two vending stands
  • 14 ticket windows in three locations
  • Four merchandise stands
  • Team locker rooms that are divided into four 25-locker sections
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