The American Quarter Horse Association World Show is at the OKC Fairgrounds until Nov. 23. The show's vendors are enjoying all the space in the MAPS 3-backed Bennett Event Center.
With a new convention center on the way, the CVB is targeting meeting planners with a new campaign and this is just part of their efforts.
Since the MAPS 3-backed Riversport Rapids opened in 2016, more than 80 swift-water training and related water-rescue classes have been held at the center, with crews from more than a dozen states and Canada traveling to the city for the emergency preparation. Crews from Arkansas, Texas, Kansas and Missouri have been through classes at the Rapids.
“What better place to hold the 2020 Women’s National Team Selection Trials than the home of USA Softball, the Softball Capital of the World,” said USA Softball CEO Craig Cress when OKC was announced as the host of the 2020 Selection Trials.
On Sunday, horse owners from 21 states brought their best competitors to race at Oklahoma Derby Day. The Grade-3 $400,000 Oklahoma Derby race attracted owners from 10 states, including Oklahoma.
Brasfield & Gorrie marked a construction milestone at Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, as the 605-room convention center hotel's structure is now complete.
The MAPS 3 Convention Center is approximately 65% complete. Currently, the exhibit hall's concrete is being poured.