PO Box 490
Grand Island, Nebraska 68802-0490
Phone: 308-382-4515 Ext 221
The Heartland Events Center - this venue provides all the necessary amenities for business meetings, trade shows, conventions, athletic/sporting events, concerts, and more! The Center’s multipurpose capabilities allow great flexibility for all types of events.
The Bosselman Conference Center offers a professional setting for business and educational meetings, training and conferences, large banquets and organizational functions. The Conference Center provides 8,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, one large room or up to 5 separate rooms to accommodate your needs. State-of-the-art audio and video equipment, coupled with our professional catering services provide all the amenities necessary to host a successful event.
The Event Center’s Eihusen Arena offers 30,000 sq. ft. of floor space in addition to the adjoining 33,000 sq. ft. Fonner Concourse, providing trade show space for 280 booths. The arena comfortably seats 6,000-7,500 people and is surrounded by break-out rooms, four team locker rooms and dressing rooms with all the technical equipment necessary for sporting events and tournaments.
The adjoining brand new Livestock and Exhibition Facilities offer a multitude of additional space for hosting large livestock shows, sales, conventions and trade shows. These new state-of-the-art buildings are now available for year-round booking. Facilities include a 1,400 stall beef barn, a 1,200 stall small animal barn, with a connecting 2,200 seat show arena in addition to a swine barn with a show arena and a 100,000 sq. ft. Exhibition Building! Fonner Park also features the Thompson 4-H Horse Arena (inside and outside arenas) with 15 barns for horse shows. The new buildings enhance the community’s ability to host multiple events simultaneously.
3,115 hard-surface (free) parking surrounds the Events Center and attached Fonner Park facility that offers live Thoroughbred horse racing (Feb-May), and year-round simulcast racing. The Finish Line Sports Bar also features nationwide simulcast racing and live draw keno. Grand Island ~ Halfway from Everywhere!