VERMILLION – New and returning University of South Dakota students will be the first audience inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Sunday night, Aug. 21, when they will celebrate the opening of the new 6,000-seat arena, training facility and laboratory.
The event, called YoteFest, will give students a chance to explore the new building, enjoy free food and drink, play games and win thousands of dollars in prizes. The doors open for all students at 7 p.m.
Also this weekend, fans will get the first chance to attend soccer games at the new First Bank and Trust Soccer Complex. The Coyotes play Idaho at 4 p.m. on Friday, and USD meets North Dakota at noon on Sunday.
The SCSC celebration continues with a community open house on Tuesday, Aug. 30, when the first volleyball game will be played in the new arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. with $1 tickets and free T-shirts for community members. Everyone will be able to tour the new building, and then watch the Coyotes take on North Dakota in volleyball starting at 7 p.m.