The National Western Center has a history of agriculture and industry stretching back over the past century. In 2015, the City and County of Denver moved forward with a 900-million dollar masterplan to keep the National Western Stock Show in Denver for the Next 100 years. The South Stockyards and the Stockyards Event Center is one of the first building projects to move forward as part of this masterplan.
This project at the historic National Western Center constructed the southern portion of the new stockyards/multi-use space (approximately 5 acres of the total 20-acre campus) and approximately 39,000 sq. ft. of new facilities. The new Stockyards function as an 800-cattle pen stockyard during the annual National Western Stock Show and as a unique, multi-use outdoor event space and destination location the remainder of the year.
The Stockyards Event Center is comprised of two arenas, the Stockyard Show Arena and the Stockyard Auction Arena:
City and County of Denver