Hughes Pavilion

Photo courtesy Diana Talbot
The construction at the Western Heritage Event Center (WHEC) property has taken shape, and the steel, open-sided covered arena is fully constructed. It is situated on the south side of the current rodeo arena and grandstands and measures 130 feet by 250 feet. Winter and spring work will continue with the installation of electrical and other engineered requirements in order to receive the certificate of occupancy during the summer. The arena name will be the Hughes Pavilion since the Hughes Foundation has provided approximately 65 percent of the construction funds. Other funds have come from WHEC fundraising.