After 14 years of planning, Dodge City
is nearly ready to unveil its new special events center.
The media were invited to tour the United Wireless Arena and
Magouirk Conference Center on Thursday for a first look at the
$40.3 million arena. The Dodge City Daily Globe reports that some
final touches are being done, but the center is expected to be
ready for an open house on Feb. 12.
The center has 4,200 seats for sports events, can add about
4,500 seats for concerts and has 10,000 square feet of meeting
The center is one of several venues known as the "Why Not
Dodge?" projects, which are funded by a special city and county
The Iowa-based company VenuWorks will manage the center.