Mandan Rodeo Arena
Dale Pahlke Arena on the Dakota Community Bank & Trust Rodeo Grounds
Providing a permanent home for the annual professional rodeo in combination with other western and
equestrian events bolsters Mandan’s claim to being “Where the West Begins.” Upgrades will get Mandan’s rodeo
arena back to the stature it once was, allowing the Fourth of July event to grow and remain legendary! City of
Mandan visitor funds are providing a foundation on which to build, but additional support is needed for essential
Phase I components.
Grandstands need to be larger and covered to improve the spectator experience. The permanency of the facility,
along with ground and equipment improvements, will draw additional volunteers and attract even more
top-notch contestants to further enhance the festival.
The Dale Pahlke Arena will feature a ticketing booth, open concept pavilion, digital board, larger arena with improved drainage, new fencing and gates, new announcer stand, audio visual system, 4,000 seat ADA accessible grandstand with covered canopies, open area for the potential to have food trucks, livestock pens, contestant warm-up area, future exhibit hall and a maintenance/storage shed. Dacotah Centennial Park updates will include accommodating ADA upgrades to the bleachers. The Dale Pahlke Arena and the existing Dacotah Centennial Park facility will share the existing parking lot.
Bid Project: February 2022
Approve Bids: March 2022
Construction Begins: Spring 2022
Completion: Fall 2022
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Thank You To Our Current Sponors
Dakota Community Bank & Trust
G. Roy Gilbreath
MDU Resources Foundation
L-H Manufacturing Co.
Western Edge Electric
Independent Land Survey and Engineering
Mandan Visitors Fund
Bob & Paulette Bullinger & Family
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