At the University of South Dakota, there has been one indoor facility for all of its indoor sports for more than 30 years now. Not only do the football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball teams play inside the DakotaDome, but the swimming and diving teams use the indoor pool on the lower level of the dome, and the Coyotes track and field team uses the dome floor for its indoor season. Every athletic office is in the building and the university’s athletic training and sports medicine operations are conducted here.
Built in 2001, the Alerus Center in Grand Forks is the newest dome in the Football Championship Subdivision of college football and its main purpose is to host the University of North Dakota football team. While the team still uses the old venue to house its football operations, it’s the domed stadium along the Interstate that is the center of all the football action in Grand Forks.
Built in 1992, the Fargodome has been a valued part of the Fargo-Moorhead community for more than two decades. This was most notable when the dome’s floor was crowded with volunteers filling sandbags for the flood of the Red River Valley in 2009.
For the South Dakota State baseball team, Erv Huether Field has not felt like home for the Jackrabbits since its construction in 2008. But that has changed with the addition of new seating for the state’s only Division I college baseball team.