Northern State University opens new football stadium

September 13, 2021

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An overflow crowd of nearly 6,000 fans showed up Saturday to help christen Northern State University’s new football stadium.

The on-campus sports complex cost more than $40 million, which includes the stadium, the Kessler’s Champions Club, locker rooms and Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field.

The football stadium has five seating sections, including 11 suites on a level with a bar and lounge, six party decks, a 50-by-80 foot Brookings-based Daktronics scoreboard and NFL-style locker rooms.

Jay Braun came from Bismarck, North Dakota Saturday to cheer on his son, Seth.

The elder Braun says he’s heard comments from NCAA Division I recruits praising the stadium.

The Wolves made it a successful debut by defeating Southwest Minnesota State 30-13.