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The Meadows Event Center

Challenge

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino wanted to expand the services it offers to include an events center for corporate events, conferencing, live performances and special events.

Solution

This multi-purpose center is capable of accommodating 800 seats for banquet-style events and 1,200 seats for theater-style events. A grand arcade for pre-function activities connects the multi-purpose room with a conference center that includes several smaller break-out rooms and a grand board room. The multi-purpose room was developed with a series of operable partitions that enable the space to be subdivided for multiple, smaller events or opened for a single large event. The ceiling has a series of hidden light coves. Finishes promote a contemporary elegance that compliments both corporate and private functions.

A formal stage with adjacent entertainer dressing rooms fronts the ballroom. Multiple light truss configurations can highlight either the fixed stage at the front of the room or a temporary stage placed at the center of the room. The ballroom offers unobstructed views in a column free space. Amenities include coat check, storage areas and a business center.

A large commercial kitchen serves the events center as well as two new restaurants. The 8,700-square-foot kitchen included general food prep and cooking areas, a refrigerated salad room, a bakery, multiple server stations and an automated dish cleaning station. A large commissary and loading dock is used for facility wide dry goods staging and distribution.

Impact

The Meadows Events Center provides a contemporary architectural solution suitable for any high profile trade show, convention or cultural event.

70,000 square feet
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