St. Cloud State University

Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

Revitalizing a Campus and Community Connection

Event Center

A destination for events, entertainment and audiences across the region

Tom HochA venue like the new Herb Brooks National Hockey Center will bring an added cultural dimension to the region. There is no other facility in the area that could seat up to 8,000 for an event. The potential value to the University and the city is tremendous.

Tom Hoch, 76, President/CEO
Hennepin Theatre Trust

Just as we come together behind our team, we come together to share our common interests in arts and culture and entertainment. We come to be educated and enlightened, and we’ve come to the right place.

Expanding the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center will create a compelling invitation to both performers and audiences across our community—offering new stages and spaces, plus the advanced technologies and amenities required for major concerts, productions, cultural events, lectures, ice shows and, of course, sports. These big-name, big-draw events are a natural lure for alumni, area residents and outside visitors.

In other words, this expansion will open St. Cloud State to scores of individuals, organizations and audiences it may not otherwise have served.

Concert Event

Your Herb Brooks National Hockey Center will offer:

  • Concert-ready facilities
  • Increased capacity, seating 8,000
  • East-end and center-ice stages
  • Increased annual attendance by more than 100,000

This modern facility will be a destination for arts, sports and cultural enthusiasts in central Minnesota and will loudly proclaim the pride we share in our alma matter, our local university, our thriving college town.

Like the river that flows through the heart of our city, it will connect our community from north to south: the new Civic Center anchoring one end, the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on the other, and a bustling 5th Avenue Live/Coborn Plaza project in between. In total, it’s a $200 million endeavor—a partnership not only between builders and developers, but between each of us who will enjoy the shops, restaurants and high-amenity housing that will fill the corridor.

This will be a city-wide revitalization. And it begins, right now, with you.