The endzone seating is addressed in the UND/Alerus Center contract. See bolded portion below.
SECTION 6 – TICKETING/REVENUE
6.1 Home Game ticket revenue.
6.1.1. UND retains ticket revenue. Except as provided under Section 6.1.2,
UND shall retain and keep all revenue from ticket sales for entry into each Home Game.
6.1.2. Assigned tickets in suites. The Parties acknowledge and agree the Arena
has the following as shown in Exhibit 6.1:
(1) Fourteen (14) suites with each suite assigned eighteen (18) seats and in
turn eighteen (18) tickets for entry into each Home Game;
(2) Four (4) bridge deck suites, with each bridge deck suite assigned with up
to fifty (50) seats and in turn up to fifty (50) tickets for entry into each Home Game; and
(3) Sixty (60) club lounge seats and in turn sixty (60) tickets for entry into
each Home Game.
All sales of suites, bridge deck suites, and club lounge seats, the assigned tickets for each
suite (18 in number for each suite), the assigned tickets for each bridge deck suite (50 in number
for each suite) and the assigned tickets for each club lounge seats (60 in number) shall be
conducted solely and exclusively by the Commission and any and all revenue from such sales
shall be retained solely and exclusively by the Commission. The purchase of assigned tickets to
a suite or bridge deck suite for a Playoff Season Home Game shall be pursuant to the rules set by
the Football Governing Association, and in turn tickets, including those for the suites, bridge
deck suites, and club lounge seats, may under such rules, be required to be purchased for a
Playoff Season Home Games separately from a season ticket package.
6.1.3. Additional suite tickets. In the event a holder of a suite or bridge deck
suite seeks more than the assigned number of tickets to such suite (as described in Section 6.1.2
above), the suite holder shall pay for such additional tickets needed for each suite with all
revenue from the sale of these additional suite tickets being retained by UND.
6.1.4. Endzone concourse area. As early as the Fall 2021 football season, UND
plans to manifest a new ticketed area within the Arena. The new ticketed area of which the
ticketed seating area goes between the two bridge deck suites outlined within Section 6.1.2. on
each endzone along the safety railings, as shown within Exhibit 6.1, will be established along the
handrails within both endzone concourse areas within the main concourse of the Arena. This
endzone concourse area shall not encroach upon the ticketed areas of Section 6.1.2(b). UND
shall solely be responsible for the sale of all tickets within the endzone concourse areas and all
revenue therefrom shall be collected and retained by UND. The Parties acknowledge and agree
the proposed endzone concourse seating area described in this Section 6.1.4 remains and shall be
subject to approval by the Commission prior to its installation, which approval shall be
conditioned upon (a) UND paying any and all costs and expenses for the installation and any re-
fitting of or modifications of the Alerus Center to permit the installation of such seating, (b)
UND, at its sole cost and expense, providing to the Commission an unqualified opinion from an
engineer and/or architect licensed in North Dakota that there are no safety and structural capacity
issues with such seating plan,(c) the Commission having obtained all permits or approvals
required under any federal, state or local building, fire, safety or structural codes, rules and/or
regulations, with the costs and expense thereof being paid by UND and (d) the Commission and
UND having reached an agreement on the payment of additional costs of labor, if any, for such
seating area (including any gross wages, employer paid employee benefits and the employer paid
portion of employment taxes). The Commission will place appropriate staff to ensure only those
properly ticketed fans are entering this endzone concourse seating area. The Parties acknowledge
and agree that except for the additional costs of labor that may be subject to agreement under
6.1.4(d), all costs associated with this endzone concourse area are included in the rental costs
outlined in Section 5.1.1.