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Bemidji State signs events center agreement with city of Bemidji

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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.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.