Ralph Engelstad Arena is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on the campus of the University of North Dakota. It was Opened on October 5, 2001, when it was Nicknamed The Ralph. The venue was built by UND alumnus Ralph Engelstad. The arena is home to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's hockey team. The 400,000-square-foot venue is described as first class. Thanks to the granite floors, leather and cherry wood seats as well as the 48 full luxury suites, two mini-suites and freestanding bars, it is difficult to deny. Performers who have held events at this venue include Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Sugarland as well as Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. The seating capacity varies by event. For hockey, it is 11,643, for basketball, it is 12,119 and for concerts, it is 13,154. Find the best Ralph Engelstad Arena tickets at StubHub.
Where are the best Ralph Engelstad Arena seats located?
The best Ralph Engelstad Arena seats are going to be situated in the front rows. For a hockey game, basketball game or concert, the action and performance is taking place in the center. The seats closest to the center will provide the best view. If you are interested in attending an event at the arena for the ambiance, you might consider seats anywhere else, so you can enjoy the concourse activities as well as the event.
Is there on-site parking?
There is no general admission on-site parking for hockey games. There are several off-site parking garages at your disposal. For events that are not related to the University, the parking lots are open for general admission use.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
The food and drink offerings at the Ralph Engelstad Arena are also first class. The Wishbone Kitchen, Carvery and Slap Shot Grill serve burgers, salads and sandwiches. There is also a wine and spirits lounge on the main concourse.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
When spending the day in Grand Forks before an event, you can visit the River Cities Speedway, North Dakota Museum of Art and Japanese Gardens. All are within a short driving distance.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Children are welcome at athletic events. For concerts and other events, it is a good idea to double check if any age restrictions exist. If they do, they will be clearly printed on the ticket.
Is the Ralph Engelstad Arena a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The Ralph Engelstad Arena is a wheelchair-friendly facility. It is also ADA compliant.Back to Top