The Elmen Center is the home for the Viking volleyball, basketball and wrestling teams. The Elmen Center has been the host for several regional volleyball tournaments as well as the 2000 Division II Volleyball Elite 8 Championships. With a seating capacity of approximately 4,000 fans, the Elmen Center provides the Vikings with a definite home court advantage.
The Elmen Center houses the recreation, athletic, and physical education departments. Since opening in February 1989, Augustana students, staff, and faculty, as well as the Sioux Falls community and region, have enjoyed attending a wide variety of events in the Elmen Center. Each year the Elmen Center is host to over 100 events consisting of athletic events, music events, youth rallies, lectures, swim meets, youth camps, clinics, and tournaments.
The Elmen Center also serves as the core facility for the campus recreational sports and fitness activities. The 81,000-square-foot-facility is available over 110 hours each week for a variety of recreational activities. Augustana students, staff, and faculty may take advantage of a 25-yard swimming pool, two racquetball courts, the Hall Sports Forum, six locker rooms, two dry saunas, classrooms, a state-of-the-art training facility, and a multi-purpose/wrestling room that can be used for aerobic dance, martial arts, and wrestling.
The Hall Forum features a 27,000 square foot performance area has a state-of-the art 176-yard running track, long jump pit, batting cage, and four multi-use courts.
In 2007, a new center-hung scoreboard was installed in addition to permanent, back-lit signage and stats boards. During the Summer of 2008, the Hall Forum underwent $50,000 in improvements. The basketball/volleyball playing court was repainted with the new Viking and NSIC logos included. Courtside chairs were also refurbished to include the new Viking logo. Plans for future renovation of the forum are being reviewed. All work is designed to enhance the home court environment and fan experience.
Augustana College is located in the south central part of the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, approximately 10 miles west of the Minnesota border.
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