Will Rogers Memorial Center
3401 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX

Will Rogers Memorial Center

3401 W Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Neighborhood: Arlington Heights Sector > Cultural District
3401 W Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Neighborhood: Arlington Heights Sector > Cultural District

Maximum Capacity: 13590 people
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Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Will Rogers Memorial Center hosts many equestrian, recreational and cultural events that attract more than two million people every year. The Will Rogers Auditorium seats 2,856 and features excellent acoustics. The world-renowned Southwestern Exposition and Livestock show is held at the Will Rogers Coliseum and the Will Rogers Equestrian Center is one of the world’s largest and most modern livestock facilities. There are many different spaces available for your event at the will Rogers Memorial Center.
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Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — Opening day of the 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

Photos published with permission of Will Rogers Memorial Center

Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — Opening day of the 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — With a seating capacity of 2,856, Will Rogers Auditorium is a gorgeous setting for any staged event. It comes fully equipped with 10 dressing rooms on two levels to make any performer feel right at home. Built in 1936, the Auditorium employs the popular art deco style of the era. Guests and patrons will be captivated by the wonderful atmosphere of this monumental performance venue. In its long history, the auditorium has hosted talented groups and individuals such as Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, The Vienna Boys Choir, ZZ Top and the Rolling Stones.Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — The Western ambiance of the legendary Backstage Club provides the perfect setting and location for a banquet or reception. Guests will enjoy the amazing birds-eye view of Will Rogers Coliseum while dining on gourmet Texas cuisine from Fort Worth’s famous Reata Restaurant.

This dining area is ideal for parties ranging in size from 40 to 300 people. The elevator opens up to the grand entry room and hallway which provides a great cocktail reception location or can be converted to dinner seating for 50.The Cowboy Room is the largest room and can accommodate 70-80 with dinner seating and features the historic wooden bar from the Pioneer Palace.Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — Built in 1936, Will Rogers Coliseum was the first and largest domed structure of its kind. This historic icon is the perfect setting for livestock and sporting events. The arena is convertible from a dirt floor for equestrian and livestock events to a concrete floor for sporting events and concerts, including four spacious dressing rooms. The Coliseum grandstand is equipped with 5,652 seats, capable of expanding to a capacity of 7,000 with arena floor seating.Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — Opened in June 2012, this modern equestrian facility features two indoor 100’x200’ arenas on the upper level with video monitors for show activities and a show office. The impressive exterior showcases equestrian-themed glass and porcelain mosaic tile murals by artist Mike Mandel.

The lower level is accessible via an Equi-Turf™ ramp  and includes (740) 10’x10’ premium metal stalls, 15 wash bays and access to the expanded tunnel system interconnecting all primary equestrian buildings.Equine enthusiasts and competitors will get plenty of exercise and warm-up time in these state-of-the-art accommodations.Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — The John Justin Arena is fully climate controlled with 1,934 new permanent seats and a 110’x260’ arena dirt floor. This modern arena is located within the 215,000 square foot Richardson-Bass Building which accommodates (278) 10’x10’ permanent metal stalls, a 60’x120’ exercise arena, 34 cattle pens, the Coburn meeting room, 11,000 square foot exhibit hall as well as multiple show offices.Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — Round Up Inn: Equipped with a full performance stage and a room that can be divided in half to accommodate smaller or multiple events, the Round Up Inn provides 18,000 sq. ft. of versatile space for a wide range of events. With banquet space for up to 1,100 and theater-style seating for up to 2,000, the Round Up Inn offers ample room for your guests and a caterer of your choice. Full bar service is available through Coburn’s Catering as well as a large prep kitchen for approved caterers.Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — The W.R. Watt Arena offers a 100' x 200' arena and 998 permanent seats and is the perfect setting for an equestrian or livestock show or a unique location for your next banquet.Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — This versatile, climate-controlled Texas Room exhibit hall is ideal for trade shows, vendor markets, car shows, large banquets and corporate events with exhibit space ranging from 21,650 to 94,000 square feet, drive-in access and direct access to concessions and public restrooms.Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — Main Campus MapWill Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth — Overview shot looking south
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Burnett Building @ Will Rogers Equestrian CenterPhotos Available
Alternate Venue 197000 sq ft 18301.9 sq meter
Burnett Building @ Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth

Photos published with permission of Will Rogers Memorial Center

Adjacent to the Coliseum is the Burnett Building (197,000 square feet) which contains over (519) 10’x10’ permanent metal horse stalls, 31 cattle pens, a 120’x120’ exercise arena, 3 show offices and a veterinary clinic.
Features
  • Total Square Feet: 197,000
  • Total Square Meters: 18,301.9
John Justin Arena @ Will Rogers Equestrian CenterPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 1934 people
Moncrief Building @ Will Rogers Equestrian Center
Alternate Venue 170000 sq ft 15793.5 sq meter
Richardson-Bass Building @ Will Rogers Equestrian Center
Alternate Venue 215000 sq ft 19974.2 sq meter
Round Up Inn @ Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits BuildingPhotos Available
Banquet Room Max Capacity: 1800 people 18000 sq ft 1672.3 sq meter
South Texas Room @Amon G. Carter Exhibit Building
Banquet Room Max Capacity: 350 people 4812 sq ft 447 sq meter
The Texas Room @ Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits BuildingPhotos Available
Exhibit Hall 100000 sq ft 9290.3 sq meter
W.R. Watt Arena @ Will Rogers Equestrian CenterPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 998 people
Will Rogers AuditoriumPhotos Available
Auditorium Max Capacity: 2856 people
Will Rogers ColiseumPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 5652 people 31250 sq ft 2903.2 sq meter
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