FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2018
Agricenter ShowPlace Arena Steps Ribbon Cutting
MEMPHIS, TN --- You are invited to join Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Commissioners, former Chairman Heidi Shafer, and Agricenter President John Butler for the ribbon cutting for Agricenter’s ShowPlace Arena steps on December 13 at 1pm. All of the public and media are invited.
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm
Please arrive early as the event will start promptly at 1pm
At the base of the ShowPlace Arena steps
105 S. Germantown Parkway
These steps and ramp were funded by a 2017 Shelby County Commission Community Enhancement Grant sponsored by former Chairman Heidi Shafer, and supported by former Commissioners Terry Roland, David Reaves, and George Chism.
Former Chairman Shafer stated, “Agricenter is dear to my heart and this project is a good common sense physical project that will help draw in more tourist dollars. I want to thank the past Commissioners for allowing me to dedicate a portion of District 5's grant money so all citizens can enjoy it.”
ShowPlace Arena, run by Agricenter International, averages 212 event days and draws more than 200,000 visitors annually. Equestrian shows, fairs, circuses, and rodeos all use the arena. With the modular flooring, the arena is also ideal for trade shows, concerts, and graduations.
John Butler, President of Agricenter International stated, “We were pleased to receive the grant from the Shelby County Commission to install these much-needed improvements to our campus.”
Agricenter International, a 1,000 acre farm, is a non-profit dedicated to advancing the knowledge and understanding of agriculture. It has a $524 million annual economic impact on the region, hosts over 1.3 million visitors annually, and educates 10,000 students a year. For more information visit www.agricenter.org or call 901-757-7777.
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