Wagner Equipment Co. has long since been involved with the National Western, and now they will name the brand-new Auction Arena in the HW Hutchison Family Stockyards Event Center.
The Wagner Equipment Co. Auction Arena will have close to 650 stadium-style seats around an arena floor that can flexibly host livestock sales, lectures, or small concerts. Another 150 to 200 temporary seats can fit on the mezzanine floor if needed. The arena floor will have bison-sturdy fencing that is removable to accommodate other types of events. The Auction Arena mezzanine level will connect via stairs or elevator to the ground floor lobby and concession/bar area, and the southwest corner of the mezzanine has space for a temporary bar or gathering space just outside the Hospitality Suite. The mezzanine level will also provide direct access to the balcony, the West Plaza, and the future catwalk.
“If you love the West, then you must love the National Western and what it stands for,” says Bruce Wagner, Wagner Equipment’s CEO. “So get involved. This is a rare opportunity to be a part of something very special – something that will last for generations. Don’t pass it up.”
We could not be more pleased to name the new Auction Arena after Wagner Equipment Co. – not to mention the west plaza outside the HW Hutchison Family Stockyards Even Center being named the Bruce and Bev Wagner Family West Plaza. Bruce inspires so many of us every day, and now, thanks to his generosity, he will inspire generations to come.