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MAPS 3 Bennett Event Center exterior

The Bennett Event Center is the cornerstone of the MAPS 3 Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Improvements projects. The fairgrounds, a year-round economic engine for Oklahoma City for its horse shows and other events, will benefit from the state-of-the-art expo center for indoor events, plus improvements to parking and other infrastructure. The Bennett Event Center is operated by the Oklahoma State Fair.

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Quick Facts

  • Project budget: $58.7 million
  • Construction: Completed in 2017.
  • Bennett Event Center size: 279,000 square feet
  • Bennett Event Center location: Former site of Travel & Transportation Building, State Fair Park.


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The Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Improvements subcommittee meets monthly at 420 W Main St. in the 10th floor conference room. Click here for a list of current and recent City meetings and agendas. Meetings are subject to time changes and cancellations.


Bob Nelon, Chairman
Dee Morales, Vice Chairwoman
Tim O'Toole
Ann Simank
J. Blake Wade
Mike Turpen
Chris Turner
Eric Roberts
Madeline Mitchell
Shawn Clark