A popular South Dakota concert venue and conference center is going by a different name for the first time in 17 years.

The Swiftel Center in Brookings is now the Dacotah Bank Center, as part of a new partnership with Aberdeen-based Dacotah Bank.

The City of Brookings will maintain ownership of the 6,000-seat arena and conference center. Management of the venue will be handled by OVG 360, a division of Los Angeles-based Oak View Group, which currently operates more than facilities around the world.

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Dacotah Bank Center
Dacotah Bank Center

The facility first opened in 2001 as the Brookings Area Multiplex.

Swiftel acquired the naming rights for the venue in 2006.

In the 22 years it has been open, the center has hosted more than 4,000 events for more than two million attendees.

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