Iowa State Fair Covered Arena

Covered Riding/Show Arena

Iowa State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, Iowa

Area:    30,000 SF

The Covered Riding Arena on the grounds of the Iowa State Fair was relocated from a site just west of the existing horse barn.  The building was originally included in an overall facility master plan as were several other improvements in the eastern portion of the grounds.  The creation of this facility is supported by the new stalling building and open air warm-up arena.  The new and relocated facilities will support an ever growing year-round equine presence at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The relocated building elements include the steel super structure and its associated accessories.  The relocated steel columns are supported on new concrete piers and foundations.  A new metal roof and lighting system were installed and the entire structure was given a fresh coat of paint.  A new fencing/rail system and seating were also part of this project.

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Commercial, Cultural, Fairground, and Entertainment Planning & Design

Year Established: 1876
12th oldest Architectural Firm in the U.S.

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Keffer/Overton (K/O) is a full service, design firm specializing in architecture, interiors, planning, and construction coordination.

From our offices based in Des Moines, Iowa we focus on renovation/restoration, public, commercial, retail, cultural/museums, and fairground entertainment project types. We are a nationally recognized design-leader specializing in master planning, expos, entertainment, arenas, multi-purpose, stalling, equestrian, livestock and amusement related design with many projects throughout North America.

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