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Rodeo Arena

The Rodeo Arena (the showcase for the world famous Ellensburg Rodeo) also accommodates a variety of high school and college rodeos, equine breed shows, roping and penning competitions and points barrel races. Full facilities are available with the rental of the arena and include: seating for over 9000 patrons; judge's and announcer's booths; concessionaire hookups; bull, calf, and horse pens; calf and bull chutes and appropriate holding areas. Additional amenities include: ticket offices, restroom and shower facilities, RV hookups, contestant parking and camping areas, barns and stock pens, and Behind the Chutes, an indoor/outdoor dance and beer hall.

Physical description: Gross interior area without track: 328' x 179' (58,712 square feet); split arena: 164' x 179'.

Rental package includes house PA system, north and NW Grandstands only, arena work-up, interior perimeter fencing, two (2) tables, Bucking and Roping chutes; four (4) chairs if needed.

Additional fixtures (additional tables, pens, stalls) are available at an additional fee. Rodeo Arena area open at 7 AM and closes 10 PM, May through October. Earlier times are available upon request.

Whether a small or large event, there is plenty of parking adjacent to the arena and North RV Lot. (See RV Rental Fees)

Occupancy: 9800
Square Footage: 80000

Total fees, or 25% if multiple facilities are rented.
Exclusive use weekday - Mon-Thurs:$750.00
Exclusive use weekend day -Fri-Sun:$750.00
High Frequency Club - hourly, 3 hrs min:$55.00
RA Daytime 7a-5p:$600.00
Stock Pens:$10.00
Available Amenities*:
Stock pens:$10.00
Bucking Chute:$0.00
Roping Chute:$0.00
Picnic Tables:$6.00
Stock Panels:$30.00
Tractor and operator:$50.00

*Displayed prices do not include applicable sales tax of 8.2% on amenities. RV and dry camping is subject to an additional 2% lodging tax.

To make a reservation request, click the request button, check the facility's availability, click on the available date, and fill out the on-line request form. If you need any assistance, or for special bookings, call the KVEC office.