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- Athletic Training Room
- Blue Hawk Suite
- Club Lounge
- Club Seats
- Coaches And Media Boxes
- Concession Stand
- Concourse Level Suites
- Fisher Field
- Inside the Facility
- Locker Rooms
- Lowman-Walton Concourse
- Officials Locker Room
- Outside the Facility
- Press Level Suites
- Roger Huffman Track
- Ticket Booth
The training room is located on the bottom level of the facility in the locker room concourse. The athletic training room has twelve tables, an ice machine, and two whirlpools. There is also an office for the head athletic trainer and ample cabinetry space for training supplies, and rehabilitation equipment.
The Blue Hawk Suite is located on the Press level of the Biesiot Activities Center. It serves many groups throughout the University, the community, and within the region. The Blue Hawk Suite is a special place where many people meet and enjoy time together.
The Blue Hawk Suite is available to rent for your next meeting, party, or gathering. The Blue Hawk Suite can accommodate twenty-five people.
When available, the club lounge is a special place for suite and club seat holders to entertain their guests during Blue Hawk Football games. Complimentary half-time refreshments are at times provided in the Club Lounge for all suite and club seat holders.
The Henry Biesiot Activities Center has 342 outdoor bleacher-level club seats, that are located in the center of the bleachers and within the 40 yard lines. Each club seat is 22″ wide, has a chair back, arm rests, extra leg room, and a drink holder. Club seating provides fans with the premier seating experience and represents reserved seating. Club seat holders receive the best sight lines and direct views of Fisher Field and the Hawk Vision Video Board.
Single season club seat packages are available for Dickinson State University Blue Hawk football games.
When available, club seat holders have exclusive access to a Club Lounge. At times, complimentary half-time refreshments are provided in the Club Lounge. The Club Lounge is a special place to visit with other suite & club seat holders, alumni, and fans.
The Press Level of the Biesiot Activities Center is home to seven media boxes for coaches, media/tv representatives, and other event management personnel. There is a separate media box for each of the following groups to use during an athletic contest:
- Home Team Coaches
- Visiting Team Coaches
- Scoreboard/Clock and PA Personnel
- TV/Camera Operators
- Home Team Media Personnel (Radio and Newspaper)
- Visiting Team Media Personnel (Radio and Newspaper)
Each media box can seat eight to ten individuals. A special attribute of the TV/Camera Box is that the windows will open and telescope to each side of the room so that there is no interference while filming the event.
The Biesiot Activities Center has a three-window concession stand. The concession stand is managed by Sodexo, the University’s food service provider, and features a wide variety of food and beverage options.
The concession stand is open at all athletic events and some public events. A highlight of the concession stand is that the menu is featured throughout the Lowman-Walton Concourse on flat-screen TV’s giving spectators an opportunity to see the menu from more than one location.
The concession stand menu features:
- Chili Dogs
- Cheese Dogs
- Hot Dogs
- Taco in a Bag
- Popcorn Tub
- Pretzel with cheese
- Coffee and Hot Chocolate
- Wide Assortment of Candy Selections
- Assortment of Bottled Pepsi and Coke Beverages
During non-athletic events, the concession stand serves as a kitchenette for catering and food preparation. The north concession stand window is where a bar will set-up if alcohol is served.
The Biesiot Activities Center has a total of nine suites on the Lowman-Walton Concourse level. Each suite is approximately 200 square feet and can accommodate twenty guests (seating for eight indoors and twelve outdoors). The suites are furnished with a high-top round table with four chairs, a flat-screen TV with closed circuit television and full cable, a kitchenette area with refrigerator, cabinetry, and outdoor club seating.
Each suite is leased for a multi-year term, and represent a Right of Use at all events at the BAC during that period. Please contact us if you are interested in leasing a suite in the future.
However, based on availability and approval some concourse level suites can be rented out on a “per game” basis for football games and/or track meets.
During athletic events, suite holders have the option to order food from a catered suite menu that is specialized by Sodexo, the University’s Food Service Provider. Tobacco products are not permitted in the suites at any time.
Dedicated September 5, 2009
Fisher Field has been made possible through the generosity of Fisher Industries and the Gene and Sheila Fisher family. It is the home football field for Dickinson State University, Dickinson High School, and Dickinson Trinity High School. The field’s Sprinturf artificial turf surface is comprised of fibers that are 2.25 inches long. The infill material consists of recycled rubber tires (70 percent by weight) and sand (30 percent by weight) for a total infill thickness of 1.5 inches. The Sprinturf came in 15-foot wide rolls that were stitched together, while the perimeter of the turf was nailed to a wood “nailer” that keeps it in place. The base of the field is comprised of three components: the drain rock, the drainage system, and the base rock. An 18-inch storm drain surrounds the perimeter to allow for proper drainage of the field and surrounding track.
Fisher Industries began in 1952 as Fisher Sand & Gravel, a small, but growing and aggressive aggregate processing business in western North Dakota. Through the vision and leadership of company founder, Gene Fisher, Fisher Sand & Gravel quickly emerged as a leader in portable crushing operations. In 1967, General Steel and Supply was created, allowing Fisher Industries to repair, remodel, design, and fabricate quality aggregate processing equipment.
Today, under the leadership of Tommy Fisher, their portfolio includes aggregate processing, manufacturing, earth moving, concrete, asphalt, drilling, blasting, and paving services. Fisher Industries, headquartered in Dickinson, North Dakota, is a devoted supporter of scholarship programs and capital campaigns that are vital to the success of Dickinson State University and the greater community.
The Biesiot Activities Center features four on-site locker rooms for the three home teams: Dickinson State University, Dickinson High School, and Dickinson Trinity High School. The locker rooms are located on the bottom level of the facility. Each locker room was constructed specifically with each schools colors.
- DSU: Navy and Blue;
- DHS: Orange and Black; and
- THS: Red and White.
The high school’s locker rooms include: 45 metal lockers, showers, restrooms, an athletic training table, dry erase board, and projector screen.
Dickinson State Unviversity football locker room has 105 custom-made wood lockers, showers, restrooms, dry erase boards, and up-to-date audio/visual equipment for reviewing game film.
All four locker rooms are equipped with control switches to listen to either the radio, the PA, or an MP3 player.
Dedicated September 25, 2010
The Lowman-Walton Concourse is available for the public to use through the generosity of the Walton Family Foundation as recommended by Melani Lowman-Walton ’98 and Rob Walton. Melani is a third generation Dickinson State University alumna originally from Sidney, Montana. She is a Magna Cum Laude honors graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree, with majors in Elementary Education and K-12 Art Education and a K-12 minor in Physical Education. While a student-athlete for DSU, she was a three-time All-American in both basketball and track & field. Melani set new DSU and Conference records in basketball in career total points, game high points and rebounds, field goal percentage, and triple doubles. Lowman-Walton set all-time records in the triple jump at the District and Conference level and for DSU. She also ran anchor for the 400m and 1600m Blue Hawk championship relay teams. She held both Conference and District championship titles in both triple jump and long jump. Melani was inducted into the DSU Athletic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in 2007. Melani married Rob in 2005 and has traveled extensively in connection with their shared interest in conservation and biodiversity preservation and reside in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
The Biesiot Activities Center provides game-day officials with their own private locker room. The officials locker room has padded chairs, coat racks, two shower stalls, a restroom, a refrigerator, a game-clock, and enough space for pre and post-game meetings.
The BAC has seven suites located on the press level of the facility. The press level suites are 160 square feet and have a seating capacity of fifteen. Seating for the press level suites is entirely indoors. Each suite is furnished with a high-top round table with four chairs, a flat-screen TV with closed circuit television and full cable, a kitchenette area with refrigerator, cabinetry, and padded chairs.
Each suite is leased for a multi-year term, and represent a Right of Use at all events at the BAC during that term. Please contact us if you are interested in leasing a press level suite in the future.
However, based on availability and approval some press level suites can be rented out on a “per game” basis for football games and/or track meets.
During athletic events, suite holders also have the option to order food from a catered suite menu that is specialized by Sodexo, the University’s Food Service Provider. Tobacco products are not permitted in the suites at any time.
Dedicated on September 12, 1987; Re-dedicated on April 9, 2010
The Roger Huffman Track is named in honor of Roger F. Huffman. For more than six decades, Mr. Huffman has demonstrated dedicated service to his alma mater, Dickinson State University, and the University’s athletic program.
Roger F. Huffman ’55, a native of Killdeer, has been an influential alumnus since he first arrived at Dickinson State University in the late 1940’s. Roger was an active and accomplished student-athlete in football, basketball, and track prior to completing his studies in 1955. He returned to his alma mater in 1963, where he served in a variety of capacities until his retirement in 1991. His roles included assistant professor of physical education, head football and track coach, and assistant basketball coach. As a coach, Roger was demanding but fair and inspired loyalty and hard work in his athletes. In 1966, Roger was named University Athletic Director and Chair of the Physical Education Division, posts he held until 1984 when he was named Registrar and Director of Admissions. Today, Roger is an avid Blue Hawk fan and loyal supporter of Dickinson State University. To learn more about Mr. Roger Huffman, click here.
Click here to rent the Roger Huffman Track.
Here are some unique facts about the Roger Huffman Track and its construction:
- The new Roger Huffman track is a two-component elastomeric polyurethane, 10mm full pour surface that is 3/8” thick.
- The track was installed in two layers: a 5mm base course (force reduction layer) and a 5mm of wear course (resilient wearing layer).
- The base course was mixed with very fine rubber particles to provide force reduction and flexibility.
- After the base course cured, the wear course was poured on top of the base course.
- As the wear course cured, manufactured rubber granules one to 3mm in size were sprinkled on top of the wear course. The granules became embedded in the wear course elastomeric polyurethane to provide the texture of the finished product.
- The elastomeric polyurethane track was poured on top of four inches of asphalt.
- The Roger Huffman track was named in honor of alumnus and longtime DSU Athletic Director & Coach, Roger F. Huffman, in 1987.
The Biesiot Activities Center has one ticket booth with four access windows. Each window is equipped with an intercom and a sliding shelf.