The Dana J. Dykhouse stadium finished in Fall 2016 will be an elite facility that will rival any at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level with a capacity of 19,340 (up from 11,000).
The stadium, which is being constructed in phases on the previous Coughlin-Alumni Stadium site, will cost an estimated $65 million and is being funded through private gifts and long-term revenue streams, including concessions and suite, loge box and ticket sales. Bonds to finance up to two-thirds of the project’s construction have been secured, with the remaining dollars coming from private support. Lead gifts totaling $12.5 million from Sioux Falls banker Dana J. Dykhouse and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford were announced in October 2013.
The stadium project was approved by the state Legislature during the 2014 session and signed into law by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Construction began in the fall of 2014, with the east and south stands completed in August 2015. The remainder of the project was finished in August 2016, with the first game scheduled for Sept. 10, 2016, versus Drake (Iowa).
Mailing Address:1396 Stadium Road
Brookings, SD 57007