The Show Place Arena
The Show Place Arena includes a lobby with box office, a concourse, and an oval arena. The concourse level has three banquet rooms; the Arena can be viewed from two of them. Private suites of varying sizes are also available. Dressing/locker rooms and production offices are located adjacent to the Arena floor on the south side. The Arena décor features burgundy, hunter green and tan to reference the historic Marlboro Race Track that had previously operated on the property.
Floor: Concrete, unlimited load, 136’ w x 260’ l. With additional telescopic seats extended, the floor is 95’ w x 240’ l. With the dasher boards or equestrian footing installed, the usable floor space is 120’ w x 240’ l.
Ceiling Height: Clear ceiling 40’ to bottom of light fixtures.
Total Available Exhibitor Space: 49,500 square feet.
Arena Seating: Theater style plastic seats. Handicapped accessible seating is folding chairs on the concourse level.
Seating Capacities: Arena seating capacity varies for different types of events and may be affected by staging and setup. Flexible configurations are possible. The maximum seating for the Arena can be 5700:
The Arena floor can also be converted to host large receptions, banquets or gala events. Capacity for standing receptions is 1300 and for seated banquets is 2000.
Dressing rooms: Multiple dressing rooms with access to restrooms and showers.
Ticketing services: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.
Parking: 2500 spaces are available on-site.
Staging: Maximum size 52’ l x 40’ d; with wings 78’. Stage height can be 4’, 5’, 6’. Four sets of stairs are available to access the stage.
Forklift with 6000 lb. maximum.
Event load-in: The South end of the Arena has docking doors accessed by two ramps. Door dimensions are 13’6” h x 21’ w. The North end of the Arena has a ramp and doors going directly to the Arena flow to accommodate pedestrians and hand-carried items. Four major entrances to the Arena concourse level can be used to accommodate pedestrians and hand-carried items.
Power Capabilities: Backstage/Arena South can accommodate two 200 amp-3 phase; 1600 amp isolated phase. Upstage/Arena north can accommodate two 200 amp-3 phase.
Houselights: Capable of variable lighting schemes. Stage lighting is not included.
Rigging: Ground support only; the ceiling has no established stress points for hanging.
House sound: Public address system only; it is recommended that Lessee supply sound enhancement or reinforcement for live performance.
Labor: The Arena can furnish labor to include electrician, load-in and tear out, stagehands, runners, spotlight operators.
Event Staffing: The Arena will schedule operations staff, housekeeping, ushers, parking attendants, ticket sellers and ticket takers, security, and Emergency Medical Technicians when required.
Winner’s Circle Lounge is circular and 1420 square feet