Corn Palace

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Corn Palace
CornPalace2008.jpg
Street view of the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, in 2008
General information
Typemulti-purpose arena/facility
Address604 North Main Street, Mitchell, South Dakota, United StatesUSA
Coordinates43°42′53″N 98°01′34″W / 43.714644°N 98.026019°W / 43.714644; -98.026019Coordinates: 43°42′53″N 98°01′34″W / 43.714644°N 98.026019°W / 43.714644; -98.026019
Current tenantsMitchell HS Kernels (SDHSAA Basketball)
Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers (NAIA Basketball)
Groundbreaking1891-92
Completed1921 (dome and minarets added in 1937)
OwnerCity of Mitchell
ManagementCity of Mitchell
Height
Antenna spire26.2 m (86 ft) (flagpole)
Roof20.7 m (68 ft) (dome)
Technical details
Floor count2
Floor area4,042.2 m2 (43,510 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectRapp & Rapp
Other information
Seating capacity3,200 [1]

The Corn Palace is an arena in Mitchell, South Dakota. The designs on the buildings are covered in corn and other grains.

The Corn Palace has concerts, sports events, exhibits and other community events. Each year, the Corn Palace is celebrated with a citywide festival, the Corn Palace Festival. Historically it was held at harvest time in September, but now it happens in August. Other popular annual events include the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo in July and the Corn Palace Polka Festival in September. It is also where the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers and the Mitchell High School Kernels basketball teams play their games.

References[change | change source]

  1. Dakota Wesleyan University, Athletics Department. "Quick Facts - DWU Athletics". Dakota Wesleyan University. Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2016-04-24.

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