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What you need to know about Wiener Dog night

By Stampede, 02/27/21, 8:15AM CST


Puck giveaway, what time doors open, policies, etc.

The Fighting Wiener Dogs square off against the Omaha Lancers tonight just after 7 PM. If this is your first game of the year please read all the information and make sure to read through the PREMIER Center mask and bag policy. Here’s what you need to know: 

  • Doors: Open at 5:45
  • Parking: Free for guests. With another event taking place at the Convention Center, we encourage you to plan ahead and arrive early.
  • Tickets: On sale through the KELOLAND Box Office or click here to purchase online
  • Stampede office is open 12-4 PM today for any ticketing needs. A reminder the office is now located at 1111 N. Lake Avenue.
  • Giveaway: The first 1,000 fans will receive a commemorative Wiener Dog race puck, compliments of Sioux Nation Pet Clinic. Fans should enter through the main entrance and then proceed to follow the signs on the lobby level to the Hall of Fame Area to receive their puck.
  • Dakota Dachshund Rescue: Will have lovable, adoptable dogs in the Hall of Fame area, next to the puck giveaway. Fans can meet the dogs starting at 5:45 until the completion of the game. In addition, a few dogs will be made available outside section 120.
  • Wiener Dog Parade: Be in your seats by 6:50 PM for our annual Wiener Dog Parade where we will showcase the wiener dogs competing in the races during the first intermission.
  • Specialty Jerseys: Players will be wearing special Fighting Wiener Dog jerseys that you can win through an auction with DASH. Fans can bid online during the game and will have until 7 PM on Sunday to place their bids. Click here to bid online now. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Dakota Dachshund Rescue.


  • Mr. Twister: Will be available outside section 102 with wiener dog balloons and other balloons for kids to take home at no charge!


  • First Intermission:
    • What you’ve all been waiting for: Wiener Dog Races! Two races will take place during the intermission with the top two finishers from each race advancing to the Final Four Wiener-Take-All championship!


  • Second Intermission:
    • It’s the championship race. The final four face-off with one champion to be crowned the 14th annual Sioux Nation Pet Clinic Wiener Dog racing champion! Special introductions will take place of each dog as they enter the ice. Stay in your seats for the special awards ceremony to take place right after the races are completed.


  • Chuck-A-Puck at center ice with a chance to win an official Wiener Dog fire pit. Proceeds benefit Dakota Dachshund Rescue.


  • Dog Costume Contest: The top three dog costumes will be shown on the video board and fans will decide who has the best costume!

Masks: Are required for all games per Sioux Falls City Council. We ask that you be respectful of the ordinance so that we can continue to keep you, our players and our staff, safe. 

While they are required, keep in mind that face coverings shall not apply to an individual:

  • Under the age of five (5) years old
  • While eating or drinking in your seat
  • If you can socially distance outside of your group (6 feet from the next group) in seating area
  • Those with medical conditions

Fans who do not have a face covering when entering the building can pick up a disposable mask at each entrance. The club also has Stampede themed masks available for purchase through their Pro Shop at the PREMIER Center and online at 

Other items to know for the game:

  • Socially Distant Seating: Is available at the PREMIER Center, just ask when purchasing your tickets


  • Bag Check: Read the PREMIER Center’s bag policy here



  • Stampede COVID Readiness Plan: Find it here


  • FanFood App: You can now order concessions right from your phone! Just download FanFood in your app store and select Denny Sanford PREMIER Center


  • Specialty Food Items: Fan can enjoy specialty food and drink items for tonight’s special game (located on the first level only. Limited stands open on 2nd level):
    • Wienerwursts: A Quarter Pound Cheddarwurst Snuggled in a Flakey Cheese Filled Pastry. Available at all Premier Center Concession Outlets.
    • Puppy Chow: A Classic Soft Crunch Snack. Available at all Premier Center Concession Outlets.
    • Toilet Water: Have a Drink with Man's Best Friend with this Chilled-Out Signature Drink. Available at the Premier Club, Bud Light Bar and McNally's Pub. 


  • Friday, March 12th vs Des Moines 7:05 PM-Presented by 10th street & Brandon Pizza Ranch
    • One lucky fan could win Pizza for a year from the 10th Street and Brandon Pizza Ranch!
  • Saturday, March 13th vs Des Moines 7:05 PM-Presented by Dental Solutions
    • Youth hockey night. Stampede will be saluting youth hockey around South Dakota during the game.
    • Kids are encouraged to wear their team jersey or apparel and register in the main concourse for a chance to win some great prizes from the Stampede and Dental Solutions!