|Ralph Engelstad Arena|
|Location||525 Brooks Avenue North |
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
|Opened||November 29, 2003|
|Owner||City of Thief River Falls|
|Operator||City of Thief River Falls|
|Surface||200' x 85' (hockey)|
|Construction cost||$15 million|
|Tenants||Thief River Falls Prowlers (Lincoln High School)
Superior International Junior Hockey League expansion team 2016-
It hosted some games of the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
The arena features theatre-style seating complemented by 281 bar stools along the perimeter of the bowl for a total seating capacity of 3,569. Gross square footage of the facility is 1,050,000. There are two concession areas, eight locker rooms, hospitality room, a weight room, Frappier Acceleration skating treadmill, training/first aid rooms, lobby with hall of fame area, four offices and ticket windows, press box with meeting space, and a 5,000 square foot community room. The community room hosts receptions, trade shows, reunions, parties, and other events. A basketball floor and arena decking were purchased in 2005 to enable the facility to host basketball games, wrestling matches, and other large events. In total, the Engelstad family donated over $13 million to fund the arena.