Rushmore Arena Opens

The $24 million arena at theRushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D., opened with a sold-out hockey game between the Rapid City Rush and the Colorado Eagles Nov. 29.

After initial planning for the venue began in 2004, the Rapid City minor league team will now call the arena home, according to the Rapid City Journal.

The arena, which includes 262 club-style seats and 12 skybox luxury suites, holds 5,132 seats for hockey or an ice event and about 7,000 for a concert.