Ford Park

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This article is about the park in Texas. For the park in Louisiana, see Ford Park (Shreveport, Louisiana).
Ford Park
Ford Arena Beaumont Texas June 2014
Location 5115 Interstate 10 South
Beaumont, Texas 77705
Coordinates 30°0′35.6″N 94°10′51.2″W / 30.009889°N 94.180889°W / 30.009889; -94.180889Coordinates: 30°0′35.6″N 94°10′51.2″W / 30.009889°N 94.180889°W / 30.009889; -94.180889
Owner Jefferson County, Texas
Operator SMG
Capacity

Arena: 9,737

Pavilion: 18,000
Construction
Opened 2003
Construction cost $75 million[1]
Architect Long Architects, Inc.

Ford Park is a 221 acre multi-purpose park, arena, exhibit hall, pavilion, midway, and fields located on I-10 South in Beaumont, Texas. The park opened in 2003. It is the home of the South Texas State Fair. Jefferson County and the Southeast Texas Ford Dealers agreed to $1.25 million over a five year period in exchange for naming rights.[2]

Facilities[edit]

There is also an RV park on the site, the Gulf Coast RV Resort. In addition, there are eight meeting rooms and a regional visitors center.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Wallach (October 4, 2016). "Ford Park to get new manager, county decides". Beaumont Enterprise. Hearst Newspapers II, LLC. Retrieved October 19, 2016. The park cost $75 million to build, with $42 million in outstanding debt. Final payment is supposed to be made by 2025. 
  2. ^ David Broughton (November 24, 2003). "Ford Park means arena, ballfields and more for Beaumont, Texas". American City Business Journals. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 

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