|Location||5115 Interstate 10 South
Beaumont, Texas 77705
|Owner||Jefferson County, Texas|
Arena: 9,737Pavilion: 18,000
|Construction cost||$75 million|
|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.
- Ford Arena seats 9,737 people. The arena hosts concerts, rodeos, circuses, motor sports, ice shows and many other special events. It was also the former home to several professional teams including the Oxford City FC of Texas (formerly the Texas Strikers) of the Major Arena Soccer League, the Southeast Texas Mavericks ABA franchise, Beaumont Drillers of the NIFL, and the Texas Wildcatters of the ECHL.
- Ford Exhibit Hall is a multi-purpose hall for exhibits, boat shows, and more. It has 83,000 feet (25,000 m) of space.
- Ford Fields are 12 softball/baseball fields.
- Ford Midway is a 9-acre (36,000 m2) midway for fairs and carnivals, and other large outdoor events.
- Ford Pavilion, an outdoor ampitheare, seats 18,000 people. It is the home of Dog Jam, an annual rock music event.
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.
- Beaumont Civic Center
- Fair Park Coliseum
- Ford Arena
- List of contemporary amphitheatres
- Montagne Center
- 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.
- 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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