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Dakota State University celebrating new athletic complex, stadium

Beacom PREMIER Complex
Dakota State University
Beacom PREMIER Complex

Dakota State University is celebrating the opening of Brian Kern Family Stadium at the Beacom PREMIER Complex.

The event, called “Trojan Nights,” is taking place Aug. 27 through Aug. 29. It kicks off with a concert featuring the band Old Dominion and other guest performances.

The event concludes with a match between DSU and Dakota Wesleyan on the new football field.

University officials say the new complex is the first new sports facility DSU has added since 1960.

Jackson Dircks is a Freeburg, Illinois, native. He is pursuing a degree in English, Journalism and Secondary Education at Augustana University and planning to graduate in May 2025. He plans to pursue a career in sports journalism.