Sanford FIELDHOUSE Opens at Sanford Sports Complex

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Public open house for facility is Saturday.

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As part of our mission of health and healing, we are excited to give people in the region the opportunities and resources to stay healthy.

The Sanford FIELDHOUSE is holding a public open house and ultimate sports day to celebrate the opening of the new sports facility on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“As part of our mission of health and healing, we are excited to give people in the region the opportunities and resources to stay healthy,” said Eric Larsen, executive director of the Sanford Sports Complex.

The Sanford FIELDHOUSE is a premier indoor sports facility for local, regional and national athletic training, co-ed sports leagues and Sanford POWER Programs. Sanford FIELDHOUSE provides access to athletic performance development (Sanford POWER Program); comprehensive functional, physiological and biomechanical evaluations; and rehabilitation and nutritional consultation services.

“Our young people need more facilities to support their activities,” said Kevin Lampe, system vice president of Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “The Sanford FIELDHOUSE provides the latest technology and finest staff for athletic performance and physical therapy for area athletes. We have created the premier facility for the needs of all athletes in the region.”

At the Saturday open house and sports day, athletes of all ages will have the opportunity to tour the facility, engage in friendly sports challenges, enjoy a meal and music with family and enter drawings for prizes.

The Sanford FIELDHOUSE is located at the Sanford Sports Complex near Benson Road and Westport Avenue in Sioux Falls. It will house Sanford POWER, Sanford Sports Physical Therapy, Sanford Sports Medicine Outreach and professional services of the National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance. Through Sanford POWER, the FIELDHOUSE offers a variety of sport-specific academies such as Sanford POWER Baseball Academy, Sanford POWER-TIBBS Basketball Academy and Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy.

The Sanford FIELDHOUSE is 85-thousand square feet with 62-thousand square feet of field turf, which can be divided into four quadrants for multiple activities at a time. The facility also features four batting cages, offers multiple indoor adult sporting leagues and will be available for teams and individuals to rent for practice.

Media Notes: A full photo gallery is available here. Media are also invited to attend a ribbon cutting event on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Individual media tours can be scheduled prior to 4:30 p.m. by request.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakota’s and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in seven states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ireland, Ghana, Israel and Mexico.

Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and nearly 1,200 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 25,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit


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