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2002/04/09

Tunica Arena Announces Events Schedule The Tunica Arena & Exposition Center has announced its current schedule of events, said Roger Newman, the Arena's executive director. "We're hosting a wide range of livestock shows, team ropings, barrel races, paintball tournaments and other events this spring and summer," Newman said. "For the latest event information, please check our web site or call us. More events are being added all the time, so our schedule is subject to change." As of April 1, the events scheduled through August are as follows: May 4-5Walt Woodard Team Roping Championship May 10-12Sam's Town Shoot-out Barrel Racing May 18-19Central States Peruvian Horse Show June 7-9Southeast Regional Hereford Association Hereford Expo June 14-16Booger Barter Productions Team Roping June 20-23Tim Barry Cutting Horse Extravaganza June 28-July 1Mid-South Quarter Horse Association Show July 5-7International Boer Goat Association Show July 11-14Splat 1 Adventures Paintball Tournament July 19-21Tennessee Valley Paso Fino Mid-South Premier Horse Show July 26-28Southern Belle Invitational Snaffle Bit Futurity August 3-4Fear Not Productions American Amateur Team Ropers Association August 23-25Fortune Five Gold Cup Barrel Race The Tunica Arena & Exposition Center began a major expansion project earlier this year. When completed this fall, the Arena will have a total of 606 livestock stalls and a new covered arena with seating for up to 500. The Arena is the largest indoor arena in Mississippi, with 48,000 square feet of climate-controlled exhibit space on the main arena floor. Seating capacity is 6,000, with paved parking for 1,100 vehicles, plus 300 additional parking spaces and 50 RV spaces. The facility has 14 skyboxes, full-service banquet facilities, two outdoor arenas and an adjacent pavilion with an additional 100,000 square feet of exposition area. Located at 3873 U.S. Highway 61 North, the Arena is owned and managed by Tunica County, Mississippi, and operated by the Tunica County Arena & Exposition Center, Inc., a Mississippi not-for-profit corporation. For event information, call the Arena at (662) 363-3299, or visit the web site at www.tunicaarenaexpo.com. The event schedule is subject to change, so please contact the Arena for the latest schedule updates. Tunica is America's third largest gaming resort destination, and this year the destination is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Gaming and Tourism with special anniversary events planned through October. With 10 world-class casino resorts, over 40 restaurants, more than 6,300 new hotel rooms, two championship golf courses, and much more, Tunica welcomes approximately 12 million visitors annually.

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