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New $101 million event and recreation center in Watford City, North Dakota opens to public

  
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Designed by JLG Architects, the two-story, $101 million Rough Rider Center features a competition swimming pool and waterpark; 22,000-square-foot multi-use field house with three basketball courts and removable artificial turf...

Kraus-Anderson has completed construction on a 262,000-square-foot municipal event and recreation center in Watford City, North Dakota.

Designed by JLG Architects, the two-story, $101 million Rough Rider Center features a competition swimming pool and waterpark; 22,000-square-foot multi-use field house with three basketball courts and removable artificial turf; 1,000-seat hockey arena and separate practice hockey rink; 3,000-seat arena for sporting events and concerts with eight executive suites; 12,000-square-foot gymnastics club; and 10,000 square feet of convention space, as well as a continuous elevated running track.

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The project also includes a new artificial turf football stadium with track, artificial turf baseball field, parking lots, conference rooms and administrative offices.

The Rough Rider Center also will be used by various community groups as well as by the Watford City High School, which KA and JLG Architects completed earlier this year.  The new 160,000-square-foot high school is adjacent to the event center. The Watford City High School project was a joint venture of Kraus-Anderson and Construction Engineers.