Animal Science Arena

Premier Facility for K-State's Animal Sciences Program

This project will create a hub for animal sciences by creating a destination for current and future students, Kansas stakeholders, and the regional and national livestock industry.

It includes a new multispecies competition arena to support teaching and youth and extension efforts in equine and livestock sciences.

The new competition arena will:

  • Enhance K-State’s animal sciences academic programs, preparing students for work in the livestock industry;
  • Improve campuswide recruitment of future students through the support of youth activities
    (4-H, FFA, horse and livestock shows);
  • Provide a venue for horse and livestock outreach and extension programs and competitions; and
  • Ensure a safe and efficient environment for the K-State Rodeo Club to practice and host the annual Collegiate Rodeo.

Features of the new competition arena include the following.

  • 130 feet × 250 feet arena with bleacher seating for 3,000 people
  • Stock pens with bucking chutes and roping boxes
  • Enclosed 80 feet × 80 feet staging area
  • Covered wash area for horses and cattle, as well as 10 small livestock wash pens
  • Manager’s office, meeting room, restrooms with showers, and a security/first aid room
  • An open lobby that features concessions and beverage sales
  • Second-floor VIP area with windows overlooking the arena and staging area


Invitation to invest

Now is the time to invest — Kansas State University has an inspiring opportunity. To help the world’s ability to feed two billion more people by 2050. To contribute to a Kansas economy that thrives. To optimize agriculture for the highest levels of efficiency and yield. The sky’s the limit.

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Caroline Kolins