MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Agricenter International just announced the start of renovations for the ShowPlace Arena’s warm-up barn and the interior of the main arena.
This will be the first public capital put into the Agricenter since it was built in the 1980s.
The cost of the two projects is $6 million, but each was separately funded and contracted.
Agricenter is managing the improvements to the warm-up arena, funded by a grant from the State of Tennessee with design work by Fleming Architects and construction by F & F Construction. Work will include a new fresh look to the warm-up arena exterior, new meeting rooms, patio, and entryway gate.
ShowPlace Main Arena improvements are managed by Shelby County Government, funded by grants from Shelby County and the State of Tennessee. Design work on the interior renovations are being done by Evans Taylor Foster Childress Architects and construction work will be done by Jaycon Development Corporation pending Shelby County Commission approval. Work will include seating, updated and improved concessions, and restroom improvements.
Last week the National Agricenter View 2 Walking Horse Association hosted a nine-day show and had an economic impact of $200,000.
Agricenter is currently in a Master Planning stage for the remainder of its campus.