That’s been a bit difficult until now, thanks to its floor of dirt. The 2,000-seat building originally was built with horse events in mind, whether showing of horses or rodeos.
A more versatile floor area will be a reality thanks to Davis County Commission purchase approval of a $139,000 floor Tuesday.
“We can lay it down to cover the dirt floor in the Legacy, Center, said Legacy Events Center Director David Hansen. He explained it as a portable or interlocking floor.
“For years, we’ve felt like becoming more and more a multi-purpose events center, and we have a dirt floor,” he said.
It was the potential of booking national and regional wrestling tournaments that seemed to tip the scales in support of getting a more suitable floor.
The new floor covers about 39,000 square feet, or nearly an acre, Hansen said.
County officials believe payback for the new floor could come after several events.
When booking events, the Legacy Center works to determine economic impact of an event. That figures in number of participants and others attending an event, hotel stays, estimated visits to convenience stores, restaurants, and more.
“Bringing a floor in just brings more people into the county,” said Mike Moake, Legacy Center event coordinator.