History of FARGODOME

The FARGODOME was the brainchild of Fargo Parks Superintendent, Bob Johnson and a formal proposal was introduced in 1987. Five years later the city-owned facility opened its doors in 1992. An addition built in 1998-1999 and opened in 2000 provides users with an indoor box office and meeting/multipurpose facility.

Building Information

Opening Date: December 2, 1992

Ground Breaking: April 26, 1990

Cornerstone Laid: September 30, 1992

Owner: City of Fargo

General Manager: Rob Sobolik

Management: City of Fargo

Design Architects: Sink, Combs, Dethlefs of Denver

Local Architects:
Triebwasser, Helenske & Associates
Three to five years to construct
Total cost - $48,000,000.00

Industrial Builders – Main Structure
Meinecke-Johnson – Roof and Corner Columns
Gibb and Son – Mechanical Systems
Johnson Controls – Temperature Controls
Rickard Electric – Electrical System

Address: 1800 North University Drive, Fargo, North Dakota 58102

Location: The FARGODOME is located approximately five minutes north of the downtown business district, one-half mile from Hector International Airport and minutes from I-94 and I-29 intersections.

Total Site Area: 50+ acres

Building Foot Print: 214,000 square feet

Total Building Area: 466,000 square feet

Total Height of Structure: 125 feet

Total Volume of Structure: 25,500,000 cubic feet


Original Fargo Dome Authority Members
From left to right: Mike Beaton, Marlys Schafer, Don Hanson, Wayne Bradley, Harlan Geiger, Gary Reinke, Jack Dalrymple