What We Do - The Monument

The Monument

  • Host conventions, meetings, receptions, concerts, Broadway plays, sporting events, etc.
  • Home of the Rapid City Rush, 2010 CHL President Cup Hockey Champions.
  • Home to the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, Rodeo Rapid City, Black Hills Sport Show, Black Hills Home Builders Home Show, Lakota Nation Invitational, Black Hills Pow-Wow and multiple South Dakota State High School Activities.
  • Facility encompasses nearly 500,000 square feet all under one roof. Including Summit Arena, a 10,000+ seat multi-purpose arena, a 7,000+ seat Ice Arena, a 1,700 seat Fine Arts Theatre, the Barnett Fieldhouse, and over 250,000 square feet of convention space and numerous meeting rooms.
  • Access to over 4,000 parking spaces adjacent to the complex.
  • Full service in-house catering, concessions, event staff/security, ticketing, marketing, operations and production.
  • A market of 600,000 which includes western South Dakota, eastern Wyoming, southeast Montana and northwest Nebraska.
  • Over 1 million customers through the building 700+ events and 1,500 event days.
  • Governed by a Board of Directors
  • Facility opened in 1977
  • Major additions in 1986 (Rushmore Hall), 1997 (Food Court & Rushmore Hall North) and 2008 (Ice Arena & Parking Lot). Major remodel and refurbishing in 2007 (Fine Arts Theatre) and 2009 (LaCroix Hall). Expansion of Summit Arena in 2021.

Energy Plant

  • Provide utilities to The Monument and Central High School
  • Monitor other city-owned facilities and Rapid City area schools.

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