FARMINGTON -- The Legacy Events Center has landed another multiday activity that is expected to generate overnight stays at local hotels and customers for area restaurants -- and to put at least $2,000 in the pocket of Davis County.
The Davis County Commission this week approved a contract with Utah Championships C & C Roping for a team roping event July 14-17 at the Legacy Events Center indoor and outdoor arenas, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington.
It is county policy that any contract for $2,000 or more must come before the commission for approval, said Mike Moake, marketing and event coordinator for the events center.
The county will receive at least $2,000 from the group, and maybe more, based on what services the entire contract will include.
"We're excited to have them come in," Moake said of the team roping group based in Wyoming and the Utah town of Randolph.
The group will bring with it a couple of hundred people for the four-day event, he said.
"Maybe they will rent some of our hotel rooms and go to our restaurants," Davis County Commissioner John Petroff Jr. said of the event's contribution to the local economy.
"There will be some people that will be staying in RVs, and others will use hotels," Moake said.
The center staff is doubly pleased with the booking because it is coming at one of the slower times in the year.
"This is a date that is generally open because of all the big rodeos going on that time of year," Moake said, referring to the numerous rodeos scheduled between the Fourth of July and the July 24 Pioneer Day holiday. "It is difficult during that time to get events to book."
This is the first time the horse group has used the county's indoor and outdoor arenas, Moake said. Previously, the team roping organization has used the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan for events.
The group inquired with the county about space it had available, Moake said, and the center staff negotiated the contract from there.