The Stock Show creates a hundred million dollars to the economic wealth for the city of Fort Worth. About 4000 FH and FAA High Schools participate in the events.
A new arena is planned to open the fall of 2019 and will be ready for the 2020 stock show. It will be built to seat 12,000 ti 14,000 people. Ed Bass is the Stock Show Chairman and led as a leader to plan for future stock shows. The improvements will cost $450 million dollars. Original barns were built in 1948 so they needed some updates.
Cattle Barn 2 renovations are a prototype for future improvements to Cattle Barns 1,3, and 4. The Swine and Sheep Barns will be finished by 2020 this year. The new lighting and ventilation help improve on the health of the animals. Individual circuits to every stall were added for a vast improvement. This is helpful when you need electricity to shave your sheep for the show. They want to look their best.
The city of Fort Worth and facilitates will share the cost. They work as partners to improve a one hundred and twenty year tradition of fun.
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