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Published October 11, 2013, 08:56 AM

NDSU sports arena expansion gets big donation

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A project to renovate and expand the sports arena at North Dakota State University has received another big financial boost.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A project to renovate and expand the sports arena at North Dakota State University has received another big financial boost.

Businessman Jim Ingstad and his wife, Victoria, have committed $1.2 million to the project.

The Legislature approved the Sanford Health Athletic Complex project for $35.4 million. NDSU officials are reviewing bids.

Sanford Health has given $10 million to the project and the Scheels family $5 million. The Stop-N-Go convenience store company pledged $2 million, and an indoor track and field facility that opened in December 2012 was named for company founder Shelly Ellig.

The Scheels Center will seat more than 5,700 fans for basketball. There also will be a two-court basketball training facility, an academic center and human performance facilities including strength and conditioning, sports medicine and rehabilitation areas.

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