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November 4, 2013
Proposal to study alcohol at Bison football games fizzles
FARGO — While North Dakota State University football fans can consume alcoholic beverages in three designated tailgating lots, at home or at restaurants and bars before kickoff, the taps are dry in the Fargodome during Bison games. Last week, a few NDSU student senators floated...
November 4, 2013 - 7:32am
January 6, 2013
Popular Grand Forks restaurant coming to Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A popular Grand Forks restaurant that has been a hangout for University of North Dakota students is coming to Fargo in search of North Dakota State University students. The Red Pepper is known for its non-authentic Mexican food and its submarine sandwich called...
January 6, 2013 - 11:00am
December 15, 2011
NDSU football run a financial boon for Fargodome
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The North Dakota State University football team's run through the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs is a financial blessing for the Fargodome. Dome General Manager Rob Sobolik says three home playoff games are turning an expected budget deficit into...
December 15, 2011 - 11:59am
August 19, 2011
Bison protected from foul play
FARGO -- The lot at the Fargodome where North Dakota State football players park their cars is not a place where Thursday Broadway cruisers would stop and gawk. It's closer to the $500 car than the '57 Thunderbird. And, in a hypothetical scenario, if a T-bird did show up in the...
August 19, 2011 - 7:51am
Cost of replacing turf more than expected
Estimates for replacing the turf at the Fargodome came in a little higher than anticipated, but it appears the project is on target to be completed by the fall of 2012. AstroTurf pegged its "GameDay 3D" synthetic system at $2.7 million and its "Pure Grass" nylon turf at $2.85 million,...
March 19, 2011 - 7:08am
February 7, 2011
2010 a good year for the Fargodome
The Fargodome attracted record-breaking attendance for its 2010 events. More than 528,000 attendees packed the event center last year, up from about 486,000 in 2009, according to dome financial documents released this week. "It was a very strong year," said Rob Sobolik, dome general...
February 7, 2011 - 7:20am
February 6, 2011
Fargo indoor arena sets record attendance in 2010
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Fargodome officials say the city events center set a record for attendance in 2010. Financial documents show that more than 528,000 people attended events last year, up from about 486,000 in 2009. Dome general manager Rob Sobolik says the building attracted...
February 6, 2011 - 5:59pm
September 2, 2010
Fargodome goes with New Era
Concertgoers will soon have to get used to a new name when buying tickets for events at the Fargodome. The Fargodome Authority unanimously voted Tuesday to begin contract negotiations with New Era Tickets instead of renewing another five-year agreement with Ticketmaster, the dome's...
September 2, 2010 - 7:38am
September 1, 2010
Fargodome announces Strait, McEntire show
The Fargodome has officially announced the Oct. 22 return of country superstars George Strait and Reba McEntire. Fargodome General Manager Rob Sobolik said the facility was holding the date when the show was listed on touring industry website www.pollstar.com and the Country Music...
September 1, 2010 - 7:11am
July 30, 2010
NDSU's fundraising campaign approved
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A $32 million fundraising campaign to renovate and expand North Dakota State University's 40-year-old basketball arena was approved Thursday by state education officials. The project includes a new basketball court and bleachers at Bison Sports Arena, along...
July 30, 2010 - 7:29am
June 28, 2010
Fargodome income exceeds its budget
FARGO (AP) -- Fargodome officials say net income through the first five months of the year is $139,000 more than budgeted. In Grand Forks, officials are pondering an Alerus Center budget that shows a $134,000 loss at the end of 2011. Fargodome general manager Rob Sobolik said finances...
June 28, 2010 - 7:12am
June 27, 2010
Fargodome, Alerus have different financial outlook
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Fargodome officials say net income through the first five months of the year is $139,000 more than budgeted. In Grand Forks, officials are pondering an Alerus Center budget that shows a $134,000 loss at the end of 2011. Fargodome general manager Rob Sobolik...
June 27, 2010 - 4:30pm
April 2, 2010
Fargodome's finances will rebound in March
FARGO -- The Fargodome's finances were less robust than expected through the end of February, but should show a healthy rebound thanks to March's Bon Jovi concert and other events in coming weeks, an official said. Fargodome figures put February's net income at $146,139. It was budgeted...
April 2, 2010 - 8:11am
January 28, 2010
'The Wedding Singer' set at Fargodome
"The Wedding Singer" is bringing back the '80s when it dances into the Fargodome for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. This musical comedy will take audiences back to a time when pastel was in, hair was big and the wedding singer was the coolest guy in the room. Tickets,...
January 28, 2010 - 8:43am
'The Rat Pack is Back!' to be on stage in March
A tribute to the talented stars of the 1960s known as "The Rat Pack" will play in Fargo at the Gate City Bank Theatre Fargodome at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. Tickets start at $26.50 and are available at the Fargodome box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
January 28, 2010 - 8:40am