A new study shows the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center's rental rates are comparable to other venues like it in the area. The Sioux Falls Washington Pavilion, Casper Events Center, Sioux Falls Arena, Bismark Civic Center and Old Denver Arena were part of the study.
But the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center has the lowest non profit rates in the area, while most others don't even have non profit rates.
General Manager of the Rushmore Civic Center Brian Maliske says non profit events make up most of their events during the year. "We're the only facility in the area that has a consistent across the board non-profit rental rate." said Maliske. "And with the Civic Center somewhere in the neighborhood of about 63 percent of all the business we do here is loaned out or charges out at the non-profit reduced rate," said Maliske.
Maliske says they have not raised rental rates since March of 2010.