At A Glance
The overwhelming YES vote in November, 2018 allowed for a new venue to handle not only dirt events, but also to fill for events of all kinds, from multiple family events, amateur and professional sporting events, smaller concert events that won’t fill up United Supermarkets arena, but are larger than the Civic Center and Buddy Holly Center.
In no way is the Lubbock County Expo Center being constructed or maintained by Lubbock County, or any other government entity. It will be entirely constructed and maintained by a third party.
Moreover – The Lubbock County Expo Center pledges that no property taxes will be necessary for this venue. Voters agreed to a 2 percent increase in Hotel Occupancy Taxes (HOT) tax and a 5 percent tax increase for renting a car.
On August 13, 2018, our foreseeing Commissioners Court approved this venture to be on the ballot. Lubbock County voters, ultimately, approved the Expo Center.
This venture, though impacted by the pandemic – has never been derailed. A combined grouping of both Lubbock citizens and County Commissioners have been continually hard at work with designers, land developers and architects to do this right – and do it right the first time.
It’s not only going to be a wonderful venue for you and your families, but also for the many visitors who come to the events for this venue, thus creating an economic boost for Lubbock. All, without our citizens having to pay out of their own pockets for its completion – nor for their children or grandchild to incur cost in generations to come.
Please follow us on Facebook at Lubbock Expo Center to stay updated on this tremendous effort voters asked for – and developed for the economic growth of our community for generations to come.