Facilities Overview

Physical Education Complex

The Physical Education Complex on the Bemidji State campus is home to the John S. Glas Fieldhouse, the Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center and BSU Gymnasium, the home venues for BSU’s hockey, basketball, volleyball, track and tennis programs. The complex also contains a six-lane Olympic-sized swimming pool and classrooms and offices for faculty and athletic staff. At the gym-floor level the facility also houses locker rooms, athletic training facilities and laundry and equipment rooms.

The Fieldhouse has hosted Beaver hockey since 1967 and has been the home for one of the true dynasties in the history of college athletics. While the venerable building will no longer host BSU men’s and women’s hockey after those programs move to their new home in the Bemidji Regional Events Center in 2010, future renovations will allow it to remain a critical component in the success of Bemidji State athletics.

The BSU Gymnasium has been home to the Beaver men’s basketball program since 1960 and has been the only home for women’s basketball and volleyball.

The Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center is the latest addition to the complex, opening in Jan. 1990. Widely regarded as one of the finest facilities in the region for indoor track, the six-lane, 200-meter track has been the site of countless collegiate and high school track and field events and regularly hosts the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships. The center is also the indoor home for Bemidji State’s tennis program.

Sanford Center

Located on the south shore of Lake Bemidji, the Sanford Center provides the people of northern Minnesota with a signature sports and entertainment facility. The home of Bemidji State men’s and women’s hockey, the facility has enabled Bemidji to attract a variety of civic, convention and entertainment events and enhance its position as a regional center for northern Minnesota.

The Sanford Center encompasses approximately 185,000 square feet and include all amenities required to host concerts, family shows, trade shows and community events. It has also been designed as an elite Division I hockey facility, providing the BSU men’s and women’s programs with one of the finest home venues in the nation.

The event center seats 4,373 for hockey and can be reconfigured to accommodate approximately 6,000 guests for concerts and trade shows. Seating includes a club level and 26 luxury suites, and all areas of the arena will have access to full-featured concessions areas.

The building also includes convention facilities, featuring a 10,000-square-foot dividable ballroom and 4,000 square feet of meeting space. The convention and meeting facilities have been designed to accommodate future expansion to meet the expected growth of Bemidji and its surrounding area.

The facility has a distinctive design with attention to detail both outside and inside the building.

The existing boat launch, trails and park settings will be enhanced to create a unique ambiance that makes this area an exciting place to be year round.

Chet Anderson Stadium

Chet Anderson Stadium has been the home of Bemidji State University football since 1939 and offers a stunning lakeside setting that is practically unparalleled in college athletics. Built with a $172,000 federal grant to upgrade athletic facilities on campus, the stadium’s original construction included concrete bleachers on each side of the field with seating for approximately 3,000 people. The bleacher structures, completed in 1941, included a refreshment stand, first aid rooms, coaches’ offices, ticket booths and a passageway that was home to a 160x11 cinder track. An enclosed 14x6 press box occupied the position above and in the center of the north side bleachers, which included a glass front to protect sports writers from inclement weather.

The stadium has undergone modifications throughout the years, but the main structures are the same today as they were more than 65 years ago. Additional seating was installed, bringing the estimated capacity to 3,500, and in 1989 the facility received a new scoreboard and playing surface.

On Oct. 2, 1996, the facility was officially named Chet Anderson Stadium in honor of Chester A. Anderson, who coached the Beavers from 1955-60 and again from 1962-65. Anderson helped lead BSU to Northern Intercollegiate Conference co-championships in 1957 and 1959.



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Athletics Beaver Pride Luncheon Walnut Hall; Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20, 12:00 p.m.
W Ice Hockey (2) Minnesota 3 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 2
Track & Field BSU Twilight Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20 Complete
W Tennis Bemidji State 3 Virginia, Minn.
Feb 20 Minnesota Duluth 6
W Basketball MSU Moorhead 67 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20 Bemidji State 52
M Ice Hockey Alaska Anchorage 2 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20 Bemidji State 3
M Basketball MSU Moorhead 99 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 20 Bemidji State 61
W Tennis Bemidji State 0 Virginia, Minn.
Feb 21 St. Cloud State 9
W Ice Hockey (2) Minnesota 4 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21 Bemidji State 2
Track & Field BSU Alumni Meet Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21, 3:00 p.m.
W Basketball Northern State 78 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21, 3:00 p.m. Bemidji State 54
M Basketball Northern State 72 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21, 3:00 p.m. Bemidji State 66
M Ice Hockey Alaska Anchorage 1 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 21, 3:00 p.m. Bemidji State 3
M Basketball Bemidji State 79 Sioux Falls, S.D.
Feb 25, 3:00 p.m. Augustana 97
Softball Bemidji State 5 St. Paul, Minn.
Feb 25, 3:00 p.m. MSU Moorhead 7
Softball Bemidji State 11 F/6
Feb 25, 3:00 p.m. Minnesota Crookston 2
W Basketball Bemidji State 50 Wayne, Neb.
Feb 25, 3:00 p.m. (18) Wayne State 76
Softball Bemidji State 5 St. Paul, Minn.
Feb 26, 3:00 p.m. Minot State 6
Softball Bemidji State 9 F/8
Feb 26, 3:00 p.m. MSU Moorhead 7
Track & Field NSIC Indoor Championships Mankato, Minn.
Feb 26 Complete
Track & Field NSIC Indoor Championships Mankato, Minn.
Feb 27 Complete
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State 3 Duluth, Minn.
Feb 27 (9) Minnesota Duluth (WCHA Playoffs) 2
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State 2 Big Rapids, Mich.
Feb 27 Ferris State 1
W Tennis Sioux Falls 5 Bemidji, Minn.
Feb 28 Bemidji State 4
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State 0 Duluth, Minn.
Feb 28 (9) Minnesota Duluth (WCHA Playoffs) 1
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State Big Rapids, Mich
Feb 28, 6:07 p.m. Ferris State
W Tennis Augustana Bemidji, Minn.
Mar 1, 9:00 a.m. Bemidji State
W Tennis Minnesota Crookston Bemidji, Minn.
Mar 1, 1:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State Duluth, Minn.
Mar 1, 2:07 p.m. (9) Minnesota Duluth
Baseball Bemidji State Kirksville, Mo.
Mar 5, 12:00 p.m. Truman State
Baseball Bemidji State Kirksville, Mo.
Mar 5, 2:00 p.m. Truman State
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State Grand Forks, N.D.
Mar 6, 2:00 p.m. WCHA Final Face-Off Semifinal
Baseball Bemidji State Kansas City, Mo.
Mar 6, 12:00 p.m. Rockhurst
Baseball Bemidji State Kansas City, Mo.
Mar 6, 2:00 p.m. Rockhurst
M Ice Hockey Minnesota State Bemidji, Minn.
Mar 6, 7:37 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State Grand Forks, N.D.
Mar 7, 7:37 p.m. WCHA Final Face-Off Championship