Business View Magazine | July 2019

202 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JULY 2019 T he Oklahoma State Fair Park is one of the largest and busiest event facilities in the country, as well as the center of Oklahoma City’s status as “Horse Show Capital of the World.” Its spacious grounds are home to multiple venues, including the Jim Norick Arena, known locally as “The Big House,” a large, multi-purpose facility, which, over the years, has hosted basketball tournaments, livestock events, rodeos, conventions, auto racing, arts and crafts shows, consumer trade shows, sporting events, concerts, banquets, retreats, auto racing, and more. The 435 acres of State Fair Park property are owned by the City of Oklahoma City and operated by Oklahoma State Fair Inc., through a long-term management agreement with the city. “State Fair Park hosts approximately 200 events a year, draws in about 2.2 million people, and has a direct spending impact of about $320 million a year,” explains Scott