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Morris L. "Mac" McGough Arena

With an overall capacity of 3,782, the Morris L. "Mac" McGough Arena boasts plenty of space to host a wide array of equine, livestock, or any other special ticketed event. The dirt covered floor space consists of 28,800 square feet (120' by 240'). The floor is surrounded by 1,060 stadium seats, not to mention additional concrete-type seating.

Facility Fees
Livestock/Equine Events: (Includes covered arena with the exception of housing livestock)
$1,200.00 per show day or 12% of ticket gross, whichever is greater. There is a $2,500.00 minimum, which includes $1,300.00 in amenities: stalls, tables, chairs, etc., along with access to the arena for one day from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm. This does not include any RV space charges. There is a non-event day lighting fee of $25.00 per hour between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 am.

Non-Livestock/Equine Events:
$1,400.00 per show day or 12% of ticket gross, whichever is greater. There is a $2,500.00 minimum, which includes $1,100.00 in amenities: tables, chairs, etc. This does not include any RV space charges.

Covered Practice Ring: $600 per day when used separately without use of the McGough Arena.

Open Practice Ring: $200 per day when used in conjunction with the McGough Arena.

*Agricultural youth events may qualify for facility discount. Please contact us for more information.
Equine Events Equine Events
Horse Shows, Rodeo
Livestock Events Livestock Events
Cattle, Goats, Sheep
Ticketed Events Ticketed Events
Motocross, Monster Trucks
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