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Events Center

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is a multipurpose facility that houses sporting events, concerts, conventions, meetings, banquets, and more.

The building seats up to 12,000 for concerts. The four level facility consists of the event level, main concourse level, suite level and upper concourse level. There are 22 suites and 18 loge boxes.

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, attached to the existing Convention Center and Arena, is the largest venue between Omaha and Fargo, and from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Denver.

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center includes an integrated LED video display system designed and manufactured by Brookings, SD-based Daktronics to enhance the fan experience. The complete super-system consists of a center-hung scoreboard that includes four main video displays, four corner shroud displays, and upper and lower ring displays; a 360-degree ribbon display along the seating bowl fascia; two end-wall displays; and an exterior marquee display at the entrance to the facility. State-of-the-art LED lights are used instead of traditional incandescent lights, further enhancing the fan viewing experience.

The facility was named by three title sponsors – First PREMIER Bank, PREMIER Bankcard and Sanford Health – in honor of T. Denny Sanford, the founder of First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard in Sioux Falls whose philanthropy includes a $400 million gift made in 2007 to what was then called Sioux Valley Hospital.

Convention Center

Whether you’re planning an intimate reception for 20 or a convention for 2,500, the Convention Center at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center will make your event a memorable one. The venue offers over 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space including the 16,800 square-foot Midco Ballroom and 13 breakout rooms.

The facility offers on-site audio/visual services, sound services, staging and an experienced event management and catering staff to ensure the success of your event.

One look at our chef's amazing culinary creations and guests will know they are in for something special. Whether it's a coffee break, trade show luncheon or celebratory gala, OVG Hospitality has the extensive experience and resources to execute the perfect catered event.

Our Convention Center connects to the 243-room Sheraton Hotel, the 6,000-seat Arena, and the 11,000-seat PREMIER Center, and is adjacent to the Canaries Baseball Stadium and Howard Wood Field. We are also conveniently located near Interstates 29 and 90, less than one mile away from Joe Foss Field, the state's largest airport.


For almost 60 years, the Arena at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center has been the hub of music and sports entertainment in Sioux Falls.

A multipurpose facility, the Sioux Falls Arena was constructed in 1961 to serve all segments of a growing, diverse market.Today, with the metropolitan population exceeding 185,000 and an ever-expanding economy nestled in a 600,000-plus market region, the Arena is a focal point of the diversified Sioux Empire.

Major concerts have played here including Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Cher, and Elton John. Sporting events have also kept the Arena busy through the decades as college and high school basketball, volleyball, and wrestling tournaments have been a mainstay. From 2009-2014, the Arena was home to the Summit League NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.

Easy access from Interstates 90 and 29 complimented with ample parking makes the 6,000-seat Sioux Falls Arena an ideal entertainment and sporting facility.

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