National Western Center: Year of the Yards – Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – Guests and exhibitors will begin noticing changes throughout the grounds as we prepare for the new home of Stock Show. The first of these changes will take place in our beloved and historic Stockyards.
The upcoming 2019 Stock Show is the last year “The Yards” will be seen in their current layout. After January, construction will visibly begin on the new campus, as a portion of the Stockyards will be relocated to begin work while still allowing the Stock Show to operate.
Located just north of the current site, the new 800+ pen Stockyards will still house thousands of cattle and the infamous catwalk each January. The new layout will standardize pen sizes with removable rock bottom pens, while still providing permanent pens for bison (see above) and water and power throughout – eliminating the need for generators.

A new Stockyards Event Center will house a state-of-the-art sale facility, a large show arena and a new Yard Bar – don’t worry, the existing Stockyard Saloon is staying! Other enhancements include two indoor wash buildings and a much larger load-in-load-out area.
To maximize flexibility for year-round events, the pens will be taken down each February, allowing the site to morph into a 20-acre plot for parking, outdoor concerts, markets and more.
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By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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