Mandan Rodeo Arena

Mandan Rodeo Arena

Project Description

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.

Two sets of 2,000-seat ADA accessible bleachers angled along west and east sides of the complex will provide
a great view of all arena areas. The arena itself will be larger at 240’ X 290’ and well-drained to be resilient
following rainfalls. Electronic reader boards for easy spectator viewing, an open pavilion and food truck court will
add to the experience. Other features include a new announcer’s stand, lighting and sound system, ticket booth,
and contestant warm-up area. Future phases in the master plan include an exhibition hall and horse stalls.



Bid Project: February 2022

Approve Bids: March 2022

Construction Begins: Spring 2022

Completion: Fall 2022


Sponsorship Opporunities

Click here to view the Mandan Rodeo Arena Pledge Packet. 


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Thank You To Our Current Sponors

  • Dale Pahlke 

  • Dakota Community Bank & Trust

  • G. Roy Gilbreath

  • MDU Resources Foundation

  • L-H Manufacturing Co. 

  • Butler Machinery 

  • Northwest Contracting

  • Western Edge Electric

  • Bowers Excavating

  • ICON

  • Prairie Engineering

  • Independent Land Survey and Engineering


In the News

Mandan To Build Improved, Permanent Rodeo Arena