Modern and historic spaces will make for a timeless experience — where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains.

This site was the epicenter of agribusiness in the Rocky Mountain West for most of the 20th century. Just two miles north of downtown Denver, the site is a unique opportunity to connect the rural and urban economies, and become the new epicenter of innovative agribusiness.

State-of-the-art spaces will play host to concerts and festivals, farmers’ markets, sporting events, trade shows and conventions, as well as office space, business incubators, classes, public art, cultural events, family activities, shops and more.

The Center

Modern. More than 2.2 million sq. ft. of new indoor and outdoor spaces for year-round events.

Connected. Safe and easy to access, with new multi-modal connections including an RTD N Line commuter rail station, bike lanes, walking paths, and two bridges across the South Platte River connecting to the Globeville neighborhood.

Open. The project will reveal and activate six acres of riverfront that has been inaccessible for generations. More than 20 acres of public plazas and flexible stockyards will also be available for programming.

Historic. The site will include several historic buildings dating to as early as 1898. They include the Stadium Arena — restored and remodeled to become Denver’s first public market — and the Exchange Building, an icon of local agricultural heritage. Learn more about the history of the site.

Sustainable. We are pursuing a low-carbon, resilient campus with energy-efficient buildings that are powered by renewable energy, including thermal heat from wastewater.

The Location

The site is the longtime home of the National Western Stock Show, drawing more than 650,000 visitors each January. The campus will be:

  • Easy to access from interstates 25 and 70 
  • One commuter-train stop from Denver Union Station 
  • 30 minutes from Denver International Airport 
  • Accessible from the South Platte River greenway and regional trail system 
  • Located in the historic neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea, with deep industrial and agricultural roots 
  • Adjacent to Denver’s booming River North Art District (RiNo) 



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