The Bismarck Event Center reaches a milestone this year — it turns 50 years old.
Built in 1969, it was originally known as the Bismarck Civic Center.
Today, the Event Center Arena alone covers 46,000 square feet and features seating for up to 10,000 people.
A recently expanded exhibit hall offers another 100,000 square feet of space.
According to Event Center officials, a 50th anniversary celebration is in the works for later in 2019.
You can learn more about the Event Center here.