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Having An Event? Looking for a Venue?

Rent any Part of our Multipurpose Venue


Frances Cooper Event Center Conference Facility
  • Ballroom (600 ppl)*
  • Foyer (250 ppl)*
  • Conference Room A (100 ppl)
  • Conference Room B (100 ppl)
  • Committee Suite A, B, A/B (50, 50, 100 ppl)
  • Committee Suite C, D, C/D (50, 50, 100 ppl)
* Includes access to kitchenette (sink, counter, cooler)

Youth Center (climate controlled)
  • Youth Center East (300 ppl)
  • Youth Center West (300 ppl)
  • Youth Center East/West (600 ppl)


Payne Autogroup Rodeo Arena (250'x360' fully equipped covered arena)
  • Concert Arena Layout (6,700 seats + 2,000 floor)
  • Equine Events (Roping, Sorting, Speed, Performance, Shows, Stalling)
Chick-fil-A™ Action Spot (100'x125' covered pavilion w/ stage)
Music Pavilion (covered pavilion 80'x120')
Exhibit Hall (enclosed pavilion 100'x225')
Frances Cooper Event Center Pavilion (covered pavilion 600'x220')
  • Swine Pavilion & Arena (180'x220' swine barn w/ arena)
  • Champion Arena (200'x125' livestock exhibition arena)
  • North Pavilion (200'x220' covered pavilion)
Livestock Pavilions
  • Lamb & Goat Barn & Arena (180'x200' covered lamb/goat barn w/ arena)
  • Steer Barn & Arena (130'x250' covered cattle barn w/ arena)
  • Rabbit Barn & Arena (60'x180' covered rabbit barn w/ arena)
  • Horse Stables (40 full service horse stalls)
Smokehouse (20'x40' barbecue/smoking pit)


Midway (8.5 acres paved/grass mix)
Vendor Plaza (6.25 acres paved)


RV Lot #1 (204 40amp spaces <30' length)
RV Lot #2 (80 50amp spaces <40' length)
Shore Power Lots (20 50amp wet lots)
Main Parking Lot (27 acre paved/striped lighted parking lot)
Auxiliary Parking Lot (6.5 acre lot)

Other features:
Box office admission facility

For more information, please contact our Events Coordinator at 956-565-2456.

Note: All rights to the sale of alcoholic beverages remain with the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and its contractor.
Note: Public Events using Main Parking Lot may be subject to parking fees administered per vehicle that will remain with the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show.

Aerial google image of the entire showgrounds/venue facilities.

Our Footprint

Aerial view of rodeo arena with colorful tables scattered throughout surrounded by bleachers

Concert Arena

Elevated photo of a covered pavilion with a concrete slab.

Frances Cooper Event Center North Pavilion

A covered pavilion with a stage.

Chick-fil-A Action Spot

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