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Vermillion’s Dakota Center hosts party for community to view 2022 Super Bowl

Having been open for about a month now, the Dakota Center hosted a Super Bowl viewing party for Vermillion community members this past weekend. On Feb.13 members of the community gathered to watch the game.

Owner Eric Vanvoorst said the Dakota Center decided to host a Superbowl as part of community outreach to help bring more people to their facility. Having this location open for a short time now, they wanted people to be able to see their space and experience the Dakota Center.

“This space is available, so we wanted to make it available for people who didn’t necessarily have a good place to watch the game,” Vanvoorst said.

The Dakota Center had 160 seats available to the public to come and watch the game projected onto a big screen. Collin Lind, the co-owner of the Dakota Center, spoke about the event Sunday and expressed gratitude for those who came to the event.

“We didn’t have any set expectations, so we were excited for our first event and want to create more awareness for future events,” Collin said.

Alaina Lind, events coordinator with the Dakota Center, said the event was for the duration of the Super Bowl, while food was served from 5-8 p.m. There is a slushie machine hire Sydney that was everyone’s favorite during the event. For the event package, adults were $20 and had a buffet, two drink tokens, and a $20 fun card included with the viewing. Kids were $15 for admission, received a $10 fun card, and were part of a coloring contest.

“We wanted to be a place where parents could sit back and have drinks while their kids played,” Alaina said.

Alaina said aside from the viewing party, there is more the Dakota Center has to offer. On Feb. 16, they are hosting a wine and canvas night. Participants over 21 can pay $45 for two glasses of wine, sausage, cheese and crackers and paint.