The Facility

The Lubbock County Expo Center will feature an arena, warm-up area, exhibit hall and covered horse stalls just to name a few.


The arena will play host to a number of events from rodeos to concerts to motocross and much, much more. It will physically feature the following:

  • Fixed seating for approximately 5,000 with additional floor seating to allow a total of 9,000
  • Climate controlled with large fans
  • State-of-the-art sound, WiFi and lighting
  • 200,000 square feet
  • Dirt floor compatibility when requested
  • Adequate concessions and restrooms

Exhibit Hall

  • Consisting of 80,000 square feet
  • Will host multi-purpose livestock events, trade shows, equipment shows, LAR age banquets, etc.
  • Equipped with portable showering and bleachers
  • Heated with large fans for ventilation
  • Drop-down electrical and state-of-the-art sound system
  • Adequate concessions and restrooms

Warm Up Area

  •  Approximately 50,000 square feet
  • Located adjacent to arena and exhibit hall to be used in conjunction with various events
  • Concrete floor, with dirt available to be added or removed as needed
  • Heated with large fans for ventilation
  • Adequate restrooms

Covered Horse Stalls

  • Approximately 75,000 square feet
  • Equipped with 300 10×10 portable horse stalls
  • Large fans for ventilation
  • State-of-the-art sound and electrical
  • Dirt floor compatibility when requested
  • Adequate restrooms

The How

The Lubbock County Expo Center (LCEC) is a public/private partnership venture involving no county tax dollars at any level. The public side and subsequent revenue bond is financially supported by the 2 percent Hotel Occupancy (HOT) that was voted into play by Lubbock County citizens in November 2018. The LCEC 501(c)3 is strictly based on donations received through the private and corporate sectors in the way of naming rights, philanthropic donations and personal donations from Lubbock County residents. In addition, the LCEC has 30 acres of land that it will be selling at 100 percent of proceeds going toward the project.

The Who

Lubbock County Expo Center Board

CHAIRMAN: Randy Jordan 

Executive Vice President of Western Bank

TREASURER: Bret Lamkin

Owner of Bledsoe Insurance, former Chairman of the Lubbock County Jr. Livestock Show Board

Rob Allison

Retired City Planner for the City of Lubbock

Tanya Foerster 

Director of Advertising and Communication, Capital Farm Credit of Lubbock

Mark Putman 

ABC Rodeo Board Member

Ray Short 

ABC Rodeo Board Member

John Weathers

Retired Vocational Ag Teacher at Lubbock Cooper ISD

Jay Winter

Owner of Wintex Farms in Idalou and former Swine Superintendent of the San Antonio Livestock Show