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SUGARENA GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING

 

Protecting public health and safety will drive the Acadian Fairgrounds response to COVID-19.   Now, however, is the time to reopen the SugArena and provide participants and spectators the opportunity to use and enjoy the facility.   Safe reopening procedures and decisions will be informed by State and Federal guidance for Phase 1.

 

As the guidelines pertain to the SugArena,  the AFC will be sanitizing the bathrooms and all areas that are touched by those using the arena. Still, there are areas of the SugArena that will be off limits until the Federal and State guidelines allow otherwise.   Most importantly, the bleachers will not be used.  While spectators will be allowed to view the events, they will not be allowed to sit or congregate in the bleachers.  Further, the number of spectators will be limited to 25% of the capacity of the facility.  

 

Spectators may bring their own chairs and place them in any comfortable area they wish, but the wearing of masks is recommended, and social distancing is required.  Spectators should remain 6 feet apart unless they are family members residing in the same household.  Groups of people  of more than 10 will not be allowed.  We have plenty of space, so this should not be problem.

 

Participants and organizers should also follow social distancing.   Considering the type of events we anticipate taking place, this, also, should not be a problem.

 

The bathrooms will be opened and sanitized before and after all events.  Please take special care not to congregate in the bathrooms. 

 

The concession stand will not be open immediately as we will be sanitizing the area and making sure we have the necessary precautions in place to provide those services.   In the meantime, the AFC is giving permission to allow food trucks to provide concessions.   However,  all organizers doing  so must have social distancing in place for their use.  Even so, the use of alcohol inside the arena will not be permitted.  Use outside the arena and inside and around one’s own campers and trailers will be permitted.  Please keep the premises clean and pick up your trash.

 

Ride night will be permitted, please message on the Sugarena Facebook page to make arrangements for use of the arena.  We have had the arena dragged twice a week during the closure and realize that just is not enough, so we are preparing to have it dragged daily.

 

The use of the announcer stand and audio equipment for events will be allowed.  Only the announcer will be permitted in the stand and the equipment will be sanitized before and after use.

 

Things are still in flux.  Keep in touch with us on the Facebook page or the website for further information.

 

Acadiana Fairgrounds Commission

What We Offer

The SugArena at Acadiana Fairgrounds is a multi-purpose facility designed to host a wide range of events with a special emphasis on horse shows, livestock shows, rodeos, concerts, fairs, festivals, trade shows, motorcycle events, RV rallies, extreme sports, company parties and a host of social activities. We are committed to enhancing tourism and promoting Iberia Parish as the premiere parish to visit with a special emphasis on the youth of Iberia Parish and all surrounding parishes
Provide a first class cost effective venue for a broad spectrum of community events. Showcase and promote Acadian’s AG and livestock culture, industry and commerce. Support visitor tourism. Provide a safe and cost effective venue for everyone with an emphasis on youth. Provide outstanding customer service and operate in a financially responsible manner.

The Sugarena

Arena Info

  • 175,800 square feet under roof
  • Arena 260 x 130 feet fenced arena
  • 120×300 Covered warm up area

Available amenities

  • Multiple Wash racks
  • 150+ stalls
  • 5 acres of parking
  • On-site Concession Stand
  • 45 R.V Hook ups (30-50 amp)

Uses

  • Horse Shows
  • Rodeos
  • Cattle Shows
  • Festivals
  • Motor Cross Derbies
  • Circus
  • Music Festivals
  • 4-H Events
  • And more

View Emergency Shelter Procedures

The threat of a flooding event should be a concern for all that raise animals.  The SugArena has limited capacity to shelter livestock or other animals.  We have rules in place to cover such contingencies.  Please take the time to read them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own food and beverages to the arena?

The SugArena has a concession stand with food and beverages available, including alcoholic beverages at most events.  The Acadiana Fairgrounds Commission uses the proceeds on concessions to help operate the facility.  This additional income helps keep the costs to users down.  Only if the concession stand is not open or with special permission are you allowed to bring in your own food and beverages.

How do I rent the SugArena for an event?

The SugArena is available for hourly rental to daily rental at various rates.  Please contact the SugArena office for more information as to rates and available dates.  Additionally, there are camper/trailer spots with electrical hookup available for a nominal fee per day.

Can I rent stalls for an upcoming event?

Yes. We do rent our stalls on a daily basis for a nominal fee.  The daily rental comes with a bag of shavings . Please contact our office if you would like to reserve a stall.

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