The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center and Sanford Sports Complex
Recently constructed, the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center and Sanford Sports Complex offer game-changing sports, entertainment and convention destinations.
The Sanford Sports Complex is a multi-facility, game changing sports destination for Sioux Falls. The cornerstone of the complex is the Sanford Pentagon, opened in the fall of 2013 and is a 160,000 square foot facility with nine basketball/volleyball courts and the Heritage Court that seats 3,100 and has 18 suites. Additional facilities include an 85,000 square foot indoor Field Turf facility, nine outdoor football fields, seven indoor tennis courts (open January 2015) and the Scheels Iceplex.
Since fall of 2013, eight new hotels have opened in Sioux Falls. The Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown sits along the Big Sioux River in downtown and offers 136 sleeping rooms, meeting rooms, and full service restaurant and bar. Fairfield Inn & Suites, located on the Sanford Sports Complex, features 82 rooms and is a new concept hotel for the brand. A Comfort Inn & Suites, My Place Extended Stay, and LaQuinta Inn & Suites opened in March of 2014 with more than 175 rooms. The central Sanford Health campus constructed Home2 Suites, an extended stay property that opened in Fall 2014. 2015 saw the construction of two more hotels, AeroStay and TownePlace Suites South. AeroStay is connected right on to the Sioux Falls Regional Airport and is designed for the busy travellers looking for conveinence. TownePlace Suites South features an upscale modern look and is located in the southern part of Sioux Falls. In the spring of 2017, Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, a 116 room hotel, will open along Elmwood Golf Course located near the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
Hotel Meeting Facility Renovations Complete
The three largest hotels completed multi-million dollar upgrades and renovations from 2011-2013: the Sioux Falls Holiday Inn City Centre, Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel and BEST WESTERN PLUS Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center. Several other hotels have completed recent renovations including the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Dakotah Lodge, Country Inn & Suites, Quality Inn & Suites to name a few.
The Sioux Falls Regional Airport recently invested over $20 million in renovations including a new ticket area, parking lot improvements, concourse enhancements and two new restaurants. AeroStay, a 79 room hotel that connects directly to the airport opened Summer of 2015.
We have had several breweries open during the last couple of years. Fernson Brewing Company, located in the northern side of Sioux Falls, houses a large brewing and canning facility as well as a taproom. WoodGrain Brewing Co. features a taproom that is located right in the heart of downtown of Sioux Falls. Located on the west side of Sioux Falls is Hydra Beer Company, which features a taproom full of their own beer as well as many other local beers.
South Dakota’s newest state park, Good Earth at Blood Run is a national historic landmark. The river, abundant wildlife and fertile flood plains made the area a crossroads of Native American civilization from 1300 – 1700 AD and possibly even longer. A visitor center is under construction and slated for completion Fall of 2016.
Scheels All-Sports recently completed major renovations including a 45-foot ferris wheel, shooting gallery, mini-bowling, new sporting simulators, deli and fudge shop and Starbucks along with another 100,000 square feet of shopping space.
Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry opened near the end of 2015. This state-of-the-art pawn store features a shooting range, tatoo parlor, in-house radio station, deli, a stage for nationally renowned music artists that perform once a week, and so much more!