For immediate release: May 23, 2022
Churchill County to Hold Dedication for Rafter 3C Arena on June 1 at
1 p.m. New facility to drive economic diversity and development as place for events, shows, concerts
WHO: Churchill County Commissioners, County Manager and Leadership Team
WHAT: Dedication of Rafter 3C Arena event space. Public and media invited to
attend. Tours available.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 1 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: 325 Sheckler Road in Fallon (Churchill County Fairgrounds)
Churchill County’s newest event space, the Rafter 3C Arena, officially opens to the public at this
community celebration hosted by Churchill County Commissioners Pete Olsen, Greg Koenig and
Justin Heath, County Manager Jim Barbee and City of Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford. Members of the
media and the general public are invited to attend.
Built for the purpose of driving diverse economic development in the region, the Rafter 3C Arena
is now hosting livestock events, equipment shows, concerts, banquets, equestrian events,
community events and more in the 75,000 sq. foot facility consisting of a covered livestock
arena, concourse area, meeting room, and concession area. Outside are the covered pavilion
which offers additional event space and livestock pens. Large screens are located in both the
main arena and the concourse area to enhance the spectators’ viewing experience. Bleacher
seating can accommodate more than 1,800 spectators with an additional 30+ spaces for
wheelchairs. The concourse area can seat up to 1,500, depending on configuration. The parking
lot accommodates 700 vehicles with more room for livestock trailers and RVs on the south end of
the arena off Miner’s Road.
Churchill County utilized many local contractors to build the Rafter 3C Arena including Lumos &
Associates, A&K Earthmovers, D&D Plumbing, H&H Metal Supply, Clint Jensen Construction,
McFadden Electric and Oasis Heating and Air.
Tours will be available of the facility and staff will be on-hand to answer questions from the
public and media.
This $14 million economic development project was funded by bonds and county general funds.
To inquire about bookings for the Rafter 3C Arena, please call (775)423-7733.
About Churchill County: Churchill County supports sustainable economic development and creating a
diverse base of commercial, industrial, renewable energy, agricultural and military industries. We offer an
outdoor lifestyle, cultural activities, a higher education campus, strong youth recreation and sports
programs and a variety of annual community events making Churchill County an ideal place to livework. Located 60 minutes east of Reno, Nev., Churchill County is investing in robust economic
development now to address its future needs. For more information: www.churchillcountynv.gov
Anne McMillin, APR
Public Information Officer
Churchill County, Nevada
Email: [email protected]