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Dynamic equine spaces available for rent for every occasion.

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Rent an Arena For Your Next Event in Ardmore, OK

Your event deserves to be seen by hundreds of people, and there’s no better place for that to happen than at Hardy Murphy Coliseum. We’ve hosted hundreds of events since 1937, leaving spectators in awe of the incredible showmanship in the arena. From rodeos and barrel racing to county fairs and arts and crafts festivals, our coliseum is home to numerous occasions.

If you’re looking for a world-class coliseum to host your next event, get in touch with us today. We’d be happy to discuss our rental rates and availability to accommodate you, your livestock, and your riders. The team at Hardy Murphy looks forward to hosting you!

Get in Touch With Us

Put on the best performance at the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, OK. Contact our staff today to schedule your next event.

A Venue for Your Needs

Tailoring Our Coliseum For All Your Needs

There’s no reason to jump through hoops in order to find a reliable and accommodating venue for your upcoming event. At Hardy Murphy Coliseum, we make the rental process a breeze. When you call our coliseum office, we’ll ask questions regarding your reason for booking, including the type of event you’re organizing, the duration of the event, and the desired dates.

From there, we’ll determine how many arenas an event of your size will require and discuss our rates. Once we’re finished, you can mark your calendar, send out marketing materials, and get ready to present an entertaining performance.

The Coliseum

Climate Controlled Arena Perfect For Your Show

Our namesake coliseum is a climate controlled arena with seating for up to 4,000 that has all the amenities you’ll need to host your next rodeo, horse show, or other equine event. Complete with an enclosed announcer’s booth, private show office, and judge’s lounge, it’s easy to keep your organizers comfortable and the show running smoothly.  Give participants and attendees everything they’ll need with the conveniently adjacent fully equipped kitchen, restrooms, and showers.

Need additional space for a trade show? The attached wings offer up to an additional 18,000 square feet to accommodate vendors and more.

Arena #2

Covered Show Arena for Smaller Events

Looking for a smaller space? Our second show arena is an outdoor, covered space with seating for up to 700 attendees. With windscreens and fans, as well as an attached concession stand, you can guarantee both your participants and attendees are comfortable to enjoy the event. Perfect for smaller rodeos or other equine shows.

Arena #3 & #4

Additional Spaces for Any Show

We also offer an additional two covered arenas here at Hardy Murphy Coliseum allowing us to host multiple events in a weekend while still giving you all of the space you need. Not sure which arena is right for your next show? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help you figure out how our facilities can meet your needs.

Amenities, Size, & More

Bring Your Event and We'll Help with The Rest

Every arena at Hardy Murphy Coliseum enjoys access to restrooms and showers throughout the facility. We have several multiple barns on site with a variety of options including tempered wash bays and hot water wash stalls. RV hookups are also conveniently located on-site if you’re planning a multi-day event. We even offer bedding and feed for additional fees! Have additional questions? Be sure to take a look at our FAQ page or contact us today, we’re happy to help make our facility work for you!

Arena & Wing Details

  • Coliseum – Climate Controlled, 270′ long x 130′ wide, 4000 seats
  • Arena #2 – 300′ long x 140′ wide, 700 seats, Windscreens and Fans, Concession Stand
  • Arena #3 – 250′ long x 125′ wide
  • Arena #4 – 275′ long x 175′ wide
  • North, West, & South Wings – 6000 SQ Foot Wing Area, 18000 Square Feet Available for Trade Shows etc.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Arena Rentals

At Hardy Murphy Coliseum, we do not allow outside shavings in the stalls for hygienic and allergen reasons. Our maintenance staff will supply any shavings you may need and also keep feed and hay on the grounds. We encourage you to bring your own livestock feed, but in case your animals eat more than expected, we do have a dedicated area for additional supplies.

Yes! Our grounds span across 36 acres, with over 600 stalls and four spacious arenas. In the event that we have two bookings on the same day or week, we will determine which areas best suit your needs and plan accordingly.

Our rental fees vary based on a variety of factors, including the number of arenas you require and the number of days your event will last.

If you’re interested in booking an arena at Hardy Murphy Coliseum, fill out the form on our contact page or call us directly at (580) 223-2541.

We’re proud to be the entertainment venue of choice in Ardmore, OK.

Grab your friends & family for a fun night, or contact us to discuss booking an arena.