The Texas Longhorn Entertainment Complex is adding a new facility. Ground has been broken on a new 4000 seat rodeo arena. This will add a new dimension to the rodeo at the Longhorn. The facility will enable the Longhorn Complex to offer the venue to rodeos from the professional level to youth rodeos.
The arena will be suited for rodeos from the National Little Britches Rodeo Association to the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association to amateur associations such as the Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association. There is also the possibility that professional rodeos and bull ridings could be attracted to the facility.
The bullriding series that are now being held in the indoor arena will be moved to the new arena.
Ray Cotton says, "this will truly be a family entertainment center with rodeo events for adults, kids and something to see and do for the whole family. This will be a full feature rodeo attraction with saddle bronc, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing and everything you can imagine and be a great venue for high school and pro rodeo riders."
Cotton, an award winning rancher and cattleman, has operated rodeo and other venues for nearly 40 years. He has the reputation of always building bigger and better and putting on a great show with the finest state of the art facilities.
The Longhorn Entertainment Complex employs 120 people; the construction phase will employ 25-30 people with approximately 20-35 new permanent jobs.
The complex will also add a new motel, an RV Park and ultimately the possibility of an arena football team.
Current facilities at the Longhorn Entertainment Complex include the South?s largest nightclub, a casino, restaurant, motel and truck stop.
The Longhorn Entertainment Complex is located at I-10, Exit 4 (Toomey-Starks).
For information about upcoming events you may call 337-589-4618.