Sanford Pentagon

Our 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility is the cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex.

About The Pentagon

Tip off of Iowa State vs Colorado

The Sanford Pentagon hosts a variety of programs, special events, concerts, and competitions. From national tournaments such as the Crossover Classic to basketball and volleyball academy programs, the Pentagon is the cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex.

See our state-of-the-art facility for yourself and experience high-definition video boards, throwback courts and executive suites with period-specific finishes reminiscent of the nostalgic days of basketball.

The Sanford Pentagon is an unmatched venue in the region.

Looking for tournaments?

We have a great facility, with great competition.

Registration for our Fall/Winter Basketball Tournaments and Spring Volleyball Tournaments is OPEN. Click your sport below to see our tournament schedule and register your team today!

Sanford Health certified athletic trainers provide coverage at all tournaments.

The Sanford Pentagon has partnered with Hudl Focus and PrestoSports to provide livestreamed video and audio at select events.

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  • No outside food or drink. Refillable water bottles and coffees are permitted.
  • All game and warm-up balls will be provided. Outside balls are prohibited.
  • Live video streaming is prohibited. The Sanford Pentagon offers a live stream at
  • All video recordings and photography must be done on the concourse and will not be allowed on team benches.
  • Only two coaches per team plus athletes are allowed on team benches during a game.
  • Lost children will be escorted by staff to the main office located south of the men’s bathroom.
  • Lost and found will be kept at the main office located south of the men’s bathroom.
  • Service animals are permitted in the Sanford Pentagon. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as a dog, of any breed or size, trained to perform a task directly related to a person’s disability.
  • Due to NBA rules, strollers are not allowed in the facility during Sioux Falls Skyforce games. Strollers are permitted at all other times.
  • The Sanford Health Media Relations team provides public relations services to working members of the media. Journalists should always work with a member of the media relations team to coordinate interviews, photos and/or video by calling the 24-Hour Media Line: (605) 366-2432.
  • Rules for photography and use of recording devices differ with each event and are determined in the sole discretion of Sanford Sports Complex event staff.
  • Parties seeking to take photographs or videos for commercial purposes must seek written approval from the Sanford Sports Complex staff at least 3 business days in advance. To request commercial access, call the event director at (605) 312-7900.
  • For additional camera/recording device policies concerning a specific event please contact event management at (605) 312-7900.

Code of Conduct
The Sanford Pentagon will strive to provide a competitive, safe, and quality atmosphere for players, coaches, fans, and referees. It is expected that everyone will follow the rules of the game, respect referees and opposing teams, and maintain good sportsmanship. If a patron is causing a disturbance to the game or other spectators, at the discretion of the event supervisor, they may be asked to exit the facility.

Respect the Refs
Referees ensure every game is played safely and by the rules. Without officials, games simply could not happen. Please always treat these professionals with respect and good sportsmanship.

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Need a refreshing change of pace for practice? Multiple courts for a tournament? The Sanford Pentagon’s nine courts are available to rent. We can host practices and competitions for basketball, volleyball, mixed martial arts, wrestling, dance, cheer and more. View our facility maps for a layout of the courts.

Hold your next practice, game or tournament at the Sanford Pentagon. Call (605) 312-7900 or message us to learn about availability and reserve a space.

Find high-quality and delicious food and drinks at our three concession areas around the Sanford Pentagon. We offer classic favorites to delight any sports fan and can also cater for your next event.

Our team store is located in the lobby. To place an order with our team store, visit MRG Sports & Promo.

Past Events

Div II National Championship
We’re proud to have hosted NCAA and NAIA national championships in men's basketball, women's basketball and women's volleyball.
Keegan Murray - Iowa Hawkeyes
More than 70 NCAA Division I basketball teams have competed on our courts including top-ranked men's and women's teams such as Gonzaga, South Carolina and Iowa.
Skyforce Game at the Pentagon
The Pentagon is home to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, which is the NBA G League team of the Miami HEAT, and the Augustana University men’s and women’s basketball teams.
South Dakota's Jeniah Ugofsky drives past South Carolina's Kamilla Cardoso during their game at the Sanford Pentagon

ncaa division i games

At the heart of the Sanford Sports Complex, the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD has hosted over 90 NCAA Division I athletic events.

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Send us a message or give us a call at (605) 312-7800.

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