What is the best thing to do?
The Butler County Fair Ground area is located just north and east of the Central and Griffith intersection in El Dorado. Over the years, significant development growth in the surrounding area has limited the ability for the current facility to expand its footprint and limits the impact of future investment in the area.
In 2013, with these challenges in mind, a small group of current and potential users made contact with El Dorado, Inc., the City of El Dorado and the Butler County Manager to start a conversation regarding the need to serve the current facility users and the potential for a indoor arena or event center in Butler County.
The City of El Dorado recently approved $30,000 to help fund a feasibility study. Information from the study will be used to determine the size, scope, uses and cost of constructing a new facility. During this process parameters for the footprint needed to build a proposed facility will be better defined. Sites throughout Butler County that meet the criteria set out in the feasibility study can then be appropriately evaluated.