Our Premier Competition Space
The West Arena is NEC’s premier competition space with soaring rafters, broad concourses, permanent VIP boxes, grandstand seating and an overlooking banquet hall at its west end. Its clean color-palette and bright lighting lend to exquisite video and photography that make this arena ideal for documented, broadcasted and live-streamed events.
A generous 120’ x 240’ in size, West Arena’s adjoining warm-up is 100’ x 200’ and accommodates entrance and egress from multiple gate locations. Both arenas offer equines the benefits of world-class GGT™ Fiber Footing installed over GGT™ Butterfly Mats, and many riders report that it feels like “riding on a cloud.” The controlled indoor climate is supported by gas heating plus the recently added energy-efficient TPO roof as well as HVLS fans overhead and large-scale supply fans on exterior walls.
- 120′ x 240′ West Arena
- 100′ x 200′ West Warm Up
- World-Class GGT™ Fiber Footing
- 26 Permanent ringside VIP Boxes
- NEC’s Canter Cafe & Grill
- Overlook Mezzanine Banquet Hall
- Grandstand seating up to 1500
- Total Spectator Occupancy 2250