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.

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

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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.

Enjoy a space that best suits your business or personal needs. Our rooms accommodate groups of 12 to 300 and are equipped with A/V technology.

Available rooms include:

Bar and endzone area
300-person capacity
Includes full bar, seating and tables.

Room 2508
903 square feet; 43’ x 21’
55-person capacity
Includes projector, computer hookup and whiteboard.

Room 2510
750 square feet; 30’ x 25’
50-person capacity
Includes TV, computer hookup and whiteboard.

Conference room
480 square feet; 32’ x 15’
12-person capacity
Includes projector, TV, computer hookup, conference phone and whiteboard. Access to a small kitchen.

Call (605) 312-7900 or message us to learn about availability and reserve a space.

Celebrate the best of the best in South Dakota’s basketball history. See the Hall of Fame exhibit and kiosk at the Sanford Pentagon to learn more.

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.

Our athletic trainers work with individual athletes and team to help them train, improve conditioning, prevent injury and perform at their best. Our certified athletic trainers are well-known for their work with athletes at area schools and colleges, as well as professional teams.

Studying the physiological and musculoskeletal aspects of athletic performance is an important part of our mission. In our biomechanics lab, the Sanford Sports Science Institute team provides assessments and customized strategies that will reduce injury risk, optimize performance, and minimize rehabilitation and return-to-play time.

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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.

Sports Academy

Basketball

Basketball

Become a better player and level up your basketball game next time you hit the court.

Program highlights:

  • One-on-one coaching on fundamental skills like shooting, passing and ball handling
  • Diverse training for boys and girls through drills, contests and competition
  • Opportunities to grow as an athlete at one of the country’s premier basketball facilities – the Sanford Pentagon

Volleyball

Volleyball

Improve every aspect of your volleyball game – from basic passing and setting skills to advanced techniques.

Program highlights:

  • Train at the Sanford Pentagon, a premier sports venue with 11 volleyball courts
  • Year-round indoor camps and clinics, including beach volleyball training in the summer
  • Club teams available from January through June

Past DI Games

DI Men’s Basketball Games at Sanford Pentagon

Date Game
Nov. 8, 2013 Wisconsin 86, St. John's 75
Nov. 18, 2014 No. 11 Wichita State 71, Memphis 56
Nov. 30, 2014 Florida Gulf Coast 71, South Dakota State 58
Dec. 13, 2014 UNLV 75, South Dakota 61
Nov. 13, 2015 No. 7 Iowa State 68, Colorado 62
Dec. 12, 2015 Oklahoma State 62, Minnesota 60
Dec. 27, 2015 South Dakota State 65, Middle Tennessee 61
Dec. 28, 2015 South Dakota 89, Florida Gulf Coast 81
Nov. 25, 2016 East Tennessee State 86, Milwaukee 62
Nov. 25, 2016 UC Irvine 63, South Dakota State 52
Nov. 26, 2016 Milwaukee 54, UC Irvine 37
Nov. 26, 2016 East Tennessee State 71, South Dakota State 59
Nov. 27, 2016 East Tennessee State 72, UC Irvine 66
Nov. 27, 2016 South Dakota State 81, Milwaukee 58
Dec. 3, 2016 Minnesota 56, Vanderbilt 52
Nov. 24, 2017 Northern Colorado 80, Youngstown State 67
Nov. 24, 2017 South Dakota 84, Southern Miss, 71
Nov. 25, 2017 Northern Colorado 63, South Dakota 62
Nov. 25, 2017 Southern Miss 71, Youngstown State 64
Nov. 26, 2017 Northern Colorado 77, Southern Miss, 63
Nov. 26, 2017 South Dakota 81, Youngstown State 53
Dec. 2, 2017 Missouri State 73, South Dakota State 53
Dec. 22, 2017 Iowa 80, Colorado 73
Dec. 16, 2018 No. 25 Nebraska 79, Oklahoma State 56
Feb. 7, 2019 Omaha 107, South Dakota 102 (OT)
Nov. 5, 2019 No. 20 Saint Mary's 65, Wisconsin 63 (OT)
Nov. 9, 2019 Oklahoma 71, Minnesota 62
Dec. 20, 2019 Northern Colorado 87, South Dakota 68
Nov. 25, 2020 Memphis 73, Saint Mary's 56
Nov. 25, 2020 Western Kentucky 93, Northern Iowa 87
Nov. 25, 2020 No. 15 West Virginia 79, South Dakota State 71
Nov. 25, 2020 VCU 85, Utah State 69
Nov. 26, 2020 Western Kentucky 93, Memphis 69
Nov. 26, 2020 No. 15 West Virginia 78, VCU 66
Nov. 26, 2020 Saint Mary's 66, Northern Iowa 64
Nov. 26, 2020 South Dakota State 65, Utah State 44
Nov. 27, 2020 No. 15 West Virginia 70, Western Kentucky 64
Nov. 27, 2020 Saint Mary's 72, South Dakota State 59
Nov. 27, 2020 Utah State 82, Northern Iowa 71
Nov. 27, 2020 VCU 70, Memphis 59
Dec. 10. 2020 North Dakota 75, South Dakota 71
Dec. 10, 2020 South Dakota State 77, North Dakota State 75
Dec. 11, 2020 South Dakota State 74, North Dakota 62
Dec. 11, 2020 North Dakota State 74, South Dakota 67
Dec. 12, 2020 North Dakota State 53, North Dakota 52
Dec. 12, 2020 South Dakota 91, South Dakota State 78
Dec. 19, 2020 No. 1 Gonzaga 99, No. 3 Iowa 88
March 6, 2021 South Dakota State 84, Omaha 71
March 6, 2021 South Dakota 86, Western Illinois 69
March 7, 2021 Oral Roberts 76, North Dakota 65
March 7, 2021 North Dakota State 69, Kansas City 65
March 8, 2021 Oral Roberts 90, South Dakota State 88
March 8, 2021 North Dakota State 79, South Dakota 75
March 9, 2021 Oral Roberts 75, North Dakota State 72
Nov. 10, 2021 South Dakota 59, Air Force Academy 53
Nov. 22, 2021 South Dakota State 102, Nevada 75
Nov. 22, 2021 Washington 77, George Mason 74
Nov. 23, 2021 Nevada 88, George Mason 69
Nov. 23, 2021 Washington 87, South Dakota State 76
Nov. 24, 2021 Nevada 81, Washington 62
Nov. 24, 2021 South Dakota State 80, George Mason 76
Dec. 11, 2021 Creighton 83, No. 24 BYU 71
Dec. 18, 2021 Iowa 94, Utah State 75
Nov. 15, 2022 SDSU vs St. Bonaventure
Dec. 2, 2022 Baylor vs Gonzaga

 

 

DI Women's Basketball Games at Sanford Pentagon

Date Game
Nov. 21, 2013 Drake 89, South Dakota 81 (OT)
Nov. 11, 2016 South Dakota 75, SIU-Edwardsville 65
Nov. 21, 2018 South Dakota 73, Wichita State 64
Nov. 15, 2019 South Dakota State 77, Dakota Wesleyan 46
Nov. 28, 2020 No. 1 South Carolina 81, South Dakota 71
Nov. 29, 2020 No. 1 South Carolina 79, No. 21 Gonzaga 72
Nov. 30, 2020 No. 21 Gonzaga 54, South Dakota 50
March 6, 2021 Omaha 52, No. 21 South Dakota State 40
March 6, 2021 South Dakota 89, Oral Roberts 66
March 7, 2021 Western Illinois 60, Kansas City 59
March 7, 2021 North Dakota State 79, Denver 67
March 8, 2021 Omaha 69, Western Illinois 55
March 8, 2021 South Dakota 81, North Dakota State 55
March 9, 2021 South Dakota 66, Omaha 43
Nov. 12, 2021 No. 1 South Carolina 72, South Dakota 41
Nov. 12, 2021 No. 22 Arizona 61, No. 6 Louisville 59 (OT)
Dec. 15, 2022 South Carolina vs. South Dakota State

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