Casper Events Center Celebrates 30 Years Of Entertainment
Casper, WY - Here we are three decades later and celebrating not only one of Casper’s most popular one cent facilities, but one of Wyoming’s most prized assets. The Casper Events Center was funded entirely by the City’s optional 1% sales tax. The construction cost of $22 million was completely paid for when the doors opened on April 17, 1982.
Since 1982, we annually host approximately 250 events per year from small meetings to large ticketed events, and generated an estimated $240,000,000.00 in economic impact in the last 30 years. The CEC is a significant feature for the City of Casper and State of Wyoming. Many citizens who have attended the Events Center have not lived in a time where there was not a venue of this caliber.
The Casper Events Center is the proud home to the Wyoming Cavalry, CNFR, State High School Events, Broadway in Casper Series, Hunting and Fishing Expo, API Chili Cook-Off, Wyoming Women’s Expo, Home and Garden Show, Bridal Extravaganza, and hosts a diverse variety of events from fundraisers, trade shows, and concerts to family shows, sporting events, and conferences.
With a 10,000 seating capacity, the Casper Events Center is “Wyoming’s Center of Entertainment.” Excellent sight lines from all seat locations, walking distance from hotels, low convenience fees, and print-at-home ticketing capabilities provides patrons a superior fan experience. We look forward to continuing to serve the citizens, visitors, promoters, and business partners.
Below is a list of congratulations and accolades from just a few of our business partners and city officials saluting the Casper Events Center’s 30th Anniversary:
“…one of the best ways to bring a community together is through its community events. Since 1982 from Bob Hope to the College National Finals Rodeo the Casper Events Center has been doing just that. I can’t wait for the next 30 years…”
- Bob Price, Regional Vice President Townsquare Media – Wyoming
“We produce concerts in more than 10 states and in dozen or so markets throughout the midwest and western US. Casper Events Center is one of our favorite stops. The fans are great and the venue staff is second to none. The locals should feel proud of the facility, how it's operated, and what it delivers to the community.”
- Jade Nielsen, President and Founder of Jade Presents LLC
“A great indicator of the vibrancy of a community is its cultural health. We are so blessed to have such a special place that provides us a link to so many quality offerings. The CEC gives us a unique and special place to enjoy music, dance, sports and the performing arts. It is the cultural heartbeat of Casper.”
- Tim Roberts, President of The Roberts Group
“The Wyoming Cavalry Professional Indoor Football organization congratulates the Casper Events Center on 30 years! A venue the size of the Casper Events Center, which attracts local, state-wide, and national events and organizations, is an asset to our Wyoming communities on multiple levels.”
- Argeri Layton, Wyoming Cavalry Director of Operations
“Over 25 years it still amazes me how many people from Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, and of course all over Wyoming attend our motor sports events inside the Casper Events Center. The Casper Events Center is a shining star on our schedule and we look forward to producing and promoting shows there for another 30 years.”
- Ed Beckley, Checkered Flag Productions Inc. Founder and President
“The WHSAA has had the privilege of hosting State Events, both athletic and activities oriented, at the Casper Events Center since its inception. Our member schools look forward to the hospitality they receive from the Events Center staff and being able to participate in a quality facility. The Events Center has certainly been an asset in bringing our events to the City of Casper. The WHSAA would like to congratulate the Events Center staff and the City of Casper on the 30th Anniversary and look forward to our continued relationship in the coming years.”
- Ron Laird, Wyoming Activities Association Commissioner
“The College National Finals Rodeo and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo association are proud to work with the outstanding staff and facility at the Casper Events Center. The CNFR is in very good hands”!
- Roger Walters, NIRA Commissioner
“From Bob Hope’s Casper appearance 30 years ago, to the Best of Broadway, great sporting events and great entertainers, the Casper Events Center has provided the Casper area and the State of Wyoming with quality space, service, and entertainment. Thank you City of Casper for your ongoing support of this great asset to our community.”
- Robin Mundell, Executive Director at Casper Chamber of Commerce
“The Casper Area Convention & Visitors Bureau continues to promote Natrona County as a youth and amateur sports tournament destination, not only in the state, but across the country. From the College National Finals Rodeo and NJCAA Volleyball National Championships to the Wyoming State High School Culminating Events, the Casper Events Center is central to our efforts in both bringing new events to town and keeping the tournaments we already have in Casper. The Casper Events Center not only provides a great venue for sports tournaments it also is a destination for visitors to enjoy concerts, Broadway shows and tradeshows, just to name a few.”
- Aaron M. McCreight, CEO at Casper Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
“We are so fortunate to have a venue that offers citizens the opportunity to attend such a diverse variety of events not found in other communities such as concerts, the Wyoming Women’s Expo, Wyoming Game and Fish Hunting and Fishing Expo, sporting events, and family shows.”
- Kenyne Schlager, Mayor
City of Casper Leisure Services Department