BEMIDJI, Minn. – During a work session on Thursday, Jan. 10, Bemidji State University President Dr. Jon E Quistgaard signed a memorandum of understanding with the city of Bemidji, securing the University’s status as the anchor tenant of a proposed Bemidji regional events and convention center.
The memorandum of understanding provides BSU with the opportunity to move the home games for its men’s and women’s NCAA Division I ice hockey programs from their current on-campus home, the John Glas Fieldhouse, into this new facility.
The arena is proposed to have a seating capacity of 4,000 for ice hockey contests, with 25 private suites and a 252-seat club level with lounge.
“Signing this agreement was in the best interest of the city and the best interest of the University,” Quistgaard said.
The BSU men’s hockey team is a member of College Hockey America, while the women’s team competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association women’s league, where it was a charter member.