Heritage Development Group has pitched its plan to Sedgwick County to develop the Kansas Coliseum into the Saddle Rock Rodeo Resort.
Heritage wants to focus on western-themed and agricultural events at the complex.
There currently is no permanent facility for non-professional rodeos, Heritage president and CEO Greg Lippincott told commissioners.
“Sedgwick County will become recognized as becoming the ultimate facility,” Lippincott said. “Saddle Rock will become the permanent home for non-professional western and rodeo events.”
Heritage recently received an oral agreement from the National High School Rodeo Association to host the Wrangler Junior High Rodeo Finals in 2012 and 2013. No contract has been signed, but Lippincott said he believes other national events will follow. Read More