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Published September 22, 2012, 04:05 PM

Grand Forks plans on building a $7 million youth arena

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Grand Forks is planning to build a 7-million dollar youth arena, and the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Family Foundation is giving the large project a kick start.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Grand Forks is planning to build a 7-million dollar youth arena, and the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Family Foundation is giving the large project a kick start.

It's contributing 500-thousand dollars to the project to be a matching grant.

The foundation stipulates that a matching 500-thousand dollars needs to be raised by June 30th for its gift to go into effect.

The foundation doesn't want naming rights, officials say that will cost someone 2-million dollars.

Ralph Engelstad is a former UND goalie, who donated 104-million dollars for the hockey arena that bears his name.

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