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Sanford Coyote
Sports Center

Project details


Vermillion, SD, United States

Year of Construction



LeJeune Steel Company


University of South Dakota


Architecture Incorporated


Meyer Borgman Johnson / SEA Incorporated

General Contractor

Mortenson Construction

Steel Erector

Danny's Construction Company

Steel Fabricator

LeJeune Steel Company / River Steel Inc.


Canam’s services were selected for the supply of the structural steel for the Sanford Coyote Sports Center of South Dakota University.

This three-story sports center includes a sports science, health and research department with state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, clinics, administrative offices and an arena seating 6,000 fans for basketball and volleyball games. In addition, a 400-meter National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) certified race track and two soccer fields complete the facilities, first of the sort in the Midwest.

For this project, Canam supplied standard and bowstring joists. Area: 118,428 ft.2 (11,002 m2).

South Dakota University (USD)

Founded in 1862, this public research and joint education university located in the town of Vermillion, South Dakota, offers educational programs in a variety of fields including arts, literature, communications, mathematics, and many others. More than 10,000 students are enrolled.

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