Hockey fans across our area have been anxiously awaiting the upcoming inaugural season of Augustana Hockey.

Today, the school's athletics website unveiled a first look at Midco Arena via renderings of the design process.

It is a very exciting step and provides supporters and fans an inside look at the new home of Viking Hockey.

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Here is the video displaying the gorgeous new arena:

It is an amazing visual and yet another exciting step toward October's first puck drop in Augustana Hockey history.

Per the release at

Augustana’s first home weekend will be Oct. 14-15 against a CCHA opponent to be announced. In addition, the Vikings will also play, as part of its full Division I schedule, three more contests in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Nov. 25, Jan. 5-6.

When the puck drops in Midco Arena in mid-January 2024, it will seat 3,082 fans and include a luxury club area and 12 suites. In addition to the 154,000 square-foot arena, and the amenities for the hockey program such as a locker room and puck shooting room, the facility will house the Augustana Athletics strength & conditioning center, a locker room and lounge area for the Viking soccer team.

The strength & conditioning area is over 4,400 square feet with a second-level turf area spanning more than 2,800 square feet. In all, Augustana’s strength & conditioning facility will total nearly 7,300 square feet.

For more information and to see the full press release, visit


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