The Cow Palace


The Cow Palace is a 62-acre event facility with multiple buildings comprising over 250,000 square feet of event space.

Each space can be rented individually or combined in a variety of ways to meet the needs of your unique event. There are also four distinct parking lots totaling 2200 parking spaces, all a short walk to the ground level entrances.

We invite you to explore the floor plans for the area, exhibit halls, and support spaces provided here.

Main Arena

The Cow Palace arena has 10,100 permanent seats surrounding the 237 foot by 142 foot concrete oval floor. Box seats, floor risers, and portable chairs provide the flexibility to configure the space for multiple purposes. Equipment may be brought in through two large doors located at the east end of the building. Other arena details include:

  • 100 feet of truss on north and south sides of the arena, with an LED static
  • lighting system.
  • 100 feet of upstage truss with a 60 foot by 42-foot drape.
  • 12 foot by 25 foot 11 MIL LED video wall.
  • 60 inch mirror ball.
  • Center speaker cluster.
  • “Dead hang” drape to create a “half house” space.

North and South Halls

The North and South Halls are adjacent to the concourse that surrounds the main arena. They are each approximately 48,000 square feet, separated into bays by pillars. Access to the buildings for equipment is through two roll-up doors in each hall. Halls may be used as independent spaces or opened to connect with the concourse and main arena.

Exhibit Buildings 1 & 2

These buildings are located on the lower level behind the main arena. They may be accessed through the main building via ramps, or via side driveway ramps. Each building is divided into three bays, that may be rented apart or combined. The two buildings are connected by a covered breezeway. Buildings have walk through and roll up doors for people and equipment. The buildings are not available from late October through December for the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

Meeting, Support, and Breakout Rooms

We understand the importance of rooms that can support your event staff, crew, and artists. Our newly revamped Caucus Café is perfect for your crew meeting or team catering function. Recently upgraded dressing rooms provide privacy and comfort. We also are able to set up our ticket lobby and Paddock Room for business meetings and conferences for up to 200 participants. See floor plans below to learn more about these spaces.