• National Western Stock Show: Stockyards
    National Western Stock Show: Stockyards
  • National Western Stock Show 2014
    National Western Stock Show 2014
  • Hereford bulls at the 1948 National Western Stock Show
    Hereford bulls at the 1948 National Western Stock Show
  • Grand Champion Steer at the 1966 National Western Stock Show
    Grand Champion Steer at the 1966 National Western Stock Show
  • Councilwoman Judy Montero at the National Western Stock Show parade
    Councilwoman Judy Montero at the National Western Stock Show parade
  • Night Shone gala at the National Western Events Center
    Night Shone gala at the National Western Events Center

National Western Stock Show

In July 2013, the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) announced a partnership between Colorado State University, the City & County of Denver, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and History Colorado that would turn its facility into an all-year round destination. NWSS reconfirmed their commitment to creating a new vision for the next 100 years and its mission to develop strong sustainable program in the city of Denver.

The new National Western Center (NWC)will focus on three key pillars;

  • Education - With K-20 partnerships, this component will focus on the well beings of humans, animals and the environment. The NWC will be the hub for agricultural education in the region with a state of the art animal performance center, animal care and world-class research.
  • Economic development - The NWC will be a catalyst for sustainable economic development through job creation, trade shows, restaurants and hotels among other opportunities.
  • Tourism and Entertainment - The NWC will host a variety of events that will showcase our urban western heritage. The tourism and entertainment component will include the annual stock show, rodeo, equestrian events, outdoor and recreational exhibitions, concerts and other types of events. A special Western Cultural Heritage Program will also provide families and individuals with a unique western heritage experience in an urban setting.
 
With ties to the Aerotropolis, Denver International Airport and downtown Denver, the NWC will be a premier destination that will educate, create economic growth and entertain. The NWSS is in its planning stages and will continue to move forward with their partners and community involvement. A National Western Center Advisory Committee (CAC) has been created to provide stakeholders an opportunity to guide and inform the future of the NWC during the planning process. 

Most recently, the MOU Partners and the CAC have created a vision for the NWC that includes values and goals for the master planning effort. Click here to review the Vision for the NWC.  

Documents of interest

Check out the NWC Study Area! 

Public Meeting #2 on August 26, 2014, Presentation 


National Western Complex and Colorado Convention Center Feasibility Study
Feasibility Study Summary
Feasibility Study Executive Summary


Supporting Documents: 

National Western Stock Show First 25 Years 
National Western Stock Show Second 25 Years 
National Western Stockk Show Third 25 Years 
National Western Stock Show Last 25 Years 
Denver's Smart Jobs Development Vision (2013) 
National Western Stock Show Busines Plan Review Report - DURA
National Western Center Partnership MOU
River North (South Platte River) Master Plan 
38th & Blake Station Area Plan 

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Citizens Advisory Committee

Resident involvement in creating a vision for the National Western Center is key to the success of the plan.  A Citizens Advisory Council has been created to focus on generating input and ideas from surrounding key stakeholders.

Jin Tsuchiya
jtsuchiya@crlassociates.com
303.592.5464

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