In 2021, Augustana University made a historic decision to expand its athletic program with Division I Men’s Hockey – a first in the State of South Dakota. When creating the program from the ground up, several pieces needed to fall into place quickly, including hiring coaching staff, securing conference affiliation, and erecting a new home barn. With a design led by JLG, Midco Arena introduced fans and athletes to a state-of-the-art hockey facility housing 3,100 seats, 12 private suites, center-ice club hospitality space, and the Skol Shop, a team store for Vikings athletic apparel. Beyond hockey, Midco Arena is a multi-use hub for Augustana Athletics, including a new athletic administration and coaching office suite, athletic department strength & conditioning center, sports medicine facility, and an equitably designed team suite for Women’s Soccer. Midco Arena bridges campus administration and athletic boundaries, bringing a main entry and external event plaza that provides pre- and post-game event space for campus and community. Located at the heart of campus, Midco Arena is an impressive gateway to the University, elevating the fan experience alongside athletic performance, nutrition, and overall well-being.
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