The Grandstands are a large outdoor venue that host a variety of events, including equestrian, circuses, concerts and much more. The Grandstands have a main arena, a practice arena and a pit area. Seating is fixed, but additional bleachers can be brought in to increase the number of seating for certain events. Fully furnished with an announcer's booth, stadium lighting, and a PA system with rodeo chutes and corrals are available.
No outside food or drink is allowed in the Grandstands.
No pets/animals allowed in the Grandstands.
The Fairgrounds is a drug and alcohol free zone.
No Unauthorized alcohol is allowed.
The exceptions to the alcohol policy are in the licensed area of the Grandstands when alcoholic beverages are being sold at the concessions, at designated areas when a special event liquor license has been issued, or at a private event where alcohol is given away. Please see our Event Holders Guide for additional information.
|Fixed Seats||2,500 to 3,000|
Dimensions and Information
|Width / Length||Square Feet|
|Grandstands Building||77' x 147'||11,319 sq. ft.|
|Indoor Area||--||5,600 sq. ft.|
|Main Arena||280' x 125'||35,000 sq. ft.|
|Practice Arena||262' x 127'||33,274 sq. ft.|
|Staging 'Pit' Area||--||353,550 sq. ft.|
|Main Parking Lot||322' x 1076'||346,472 sq. ft.|
|Dirt Lot||128' x 985'||126,080 sq. ft.|
This area hosts ticketed spectator events such as the Shrine Circus, bull riding, concerts and rodeos. This area consists of the Stadium (bleachers), the Grandstand Lobby (concessions and bathrooms), the Grandstands Arena, the Practice Arena and the Pit: an adjacent staging area for animal pens, participant parking or equipment parking, an announcer’s booth, plus use of the Main Parking Lot for spectators.
For the most up to date rental rates and fees associated with renting this and other facilities at the Fairgrounds, please refer to the Event Holder's Guide. If you have questions about renting our facilities, please contact us for more information.
A damage deposit is required to reserve our facilities. Rental fees are to be paid in full 30 days prior. The damage deposit is refunded by check from the County after the facility has been fully inspected.
The Grandstand Complex includes the Lobby and Concessions area, the Main and Practice Arenas, and the Staging Area. These facilities can all be rented together or can be rented separately depending on your event needs.
|Lobby & Concessions||The Lobby area is great for vendor booths and trade shows and contains the Concessions where food and drink are available for purchase.|
|Main Arena||The Main Arena has hosted a variety of events including equestrian shows, rodeos, circuses, as well as concerts.|
|Practice Arena||The Practice Arena is located behind the Main Arena and is available to be used along with the Main Arena or separately from it.|
|Staging 'Pit' Area||The Staging area is also located behind the Main Arena and has been used in conjunction with holding livestock for equestrian shows.|
To inquire about renting this or any other facility available at the Fairgrounds, please refer to the Event Holder's Guide. You can also fill out and submit the Facility Rental Inquiry Form. You can choose to either submit by e-mail, or print it out and mail it to our office.
Mesa County Fairgrounds
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5040
Rodeos, equestrian events, circuses, as well as concerts.