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SF Sports Authority Looks To Bring Big Events

November 10, 2011, 6:28 AM by Austin Hoffman

SF Sports Authority Looks To Bring Big Events
SIOUX FALLS, SD -  
Now that the vote is secure for a new events center in Sioux Falls, the door is wide open for an entire new market of events.

With the 12,000-seat arena scheduled to be finished in 2014, Sioux Falls Sports Authority Executive Director Mike Sullivan says it now gives them the chance to knock on the door of events and national governing bodies such as USA basketball and gymnastics.

"There’s going to be a lot of sports which we are now eligible for, or events that were eligible for that we weren't before," Sullivan said.

The events center will be able to host a multitude of sporting events; basketball, hockey and rodeos just to name a few. The possibility of Olympic trials is even on the table.

"They'll be some Olympic trials that, maybe supersede the 12,000 seat level, but a lot of things that we'll be eligible for, including all of those stepping stone-type events," Sullivan said.

Sullivan says having the women's team at South Dakota State University be as successful as they have over the past few years also might help bring in more games.

"South Dakota is now on the NCAA map and they know very well about South Dakota State. So, we would probably be a potential host for the women's tournament," Sullivan said.

But, he says it's much more than just who is on the court or rink. You can't forget about the potential 12,000 fans that will be cheering their hearts out.

"The better seats, the better sights lines, the better concessions stands, all of those things that go with a modern and up-to-date building, all of those things will certainly add to the experience and the fans will have a great time," Sullivan said.

Sullivan says he's been turned down quite a few times in the past while trying to get events to Sioux Falls because the needed facilities just weren’t there.  He hopes those days are now over.

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