SAU receives first contribution for the new second phase arena Reception Center

As the first phase moves toward completion, the new Southern Arkansas University Rodeo Arena’s second phase gets a boost toward the same reality. The SAU Foundation received its first contribution for the second phase of the arena facility – the Reception Center.

Ann Reeves Eddy of Magnolia, has made the initial contribution to kick off the campaign to raise additional funds needed to construct the center.

“I think it is unique to have a rodeo team at Southern Arkansas University, and I wanted to be a part of the effort to enhance their facilities,” said Eddy.

The Reception Center will host public events and will house key operating components that are necessary for public events. The center will house the ticket booth, concession stand, men’s and women’s restrooms, a grilling porch, a covered concourse, an office and a conference room.

The total cost to complete the Reception Center is estimated at $500,000.

For more information on how you can be a part of this facility, which will greatly impact both the community and the University, please contact the SAU Foundation at (870) 235-4078, or visit

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