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Thanks to this new outdoor area, the annual Days of 47 Rodeo has returned to the Utah State Fair Park after being off site for decades. The arena seats 10,000 people and includes a hospitality building that houses a green room, conference room, banquet rooms, office restrooms and concessions stands.
The project was an accelerated arena design and site plan to ensure the building would meet its one-year deadline. Babcock Design planned the location of the arena, so it would fit into the existing fabric of the Fair Park campus and continue to share adjacencies to the existing equine barn and maintenance buildings.
Design elements such and CMU patterns, roof dormers and building colors were used to reflect the existing vernacular of the State Fair Park.