Last week was the groundbreaking for the new National Western Center, a major project to revitalize the National Western Stock Show complex into a “year-round educational and entertainment hub.” The project includes both the construction of several new buildings as well as the preservation and restoration of several of the complex’s historic structures, most notably the 1909 Stadium Arena.
One of the major partners in the project is Colorado State University, which will have three new facilities at the complex: the CSU Water Resources Center; a facility for equine sports medicine; and the “CSU Center,” which will provide classroom, laboratory, and art spaces as well as a “K-12 Food Systems Exploration Center.” For details on the CSU buildings see their program plan. You can also find out more about the project at http://nwc.colostate.edu/ and at the City of Denver’s National Western Center webpage.
|A rendering of the site, including the historic Stadium Arena and the new CSU buildings. Photo courtesy Colorado State University.|
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