About Ford Park & SMG

Ford Park is the premiere sports, entertainment, and convention destination of Southeast Texas! Conveniently located in Beaumont, Texas on Interstate Highway 10 between Houston and Lake Charles, our versatile event center features five world-class facilities on 221 acres.

Ford Fields opened in 2002 and has 12 championship-caliber youth baseball/softball fields, a centralized gate, covered stands, concessions, restrooms, and 1,000 space parking lot. Tournaments are hosted most weekends during the season.

Ford Pavilion opened in Spring 2003 with Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban and continues to host some of the biggest names in music. The 14,000-seat Ford Pavilion has first-class amenities, ample parking, restrooms, food and beverage plazas and lots of space to enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars.

Ford Arena, Ford Exhibit Hall and Ford Midway opened in the Fall of 2003, with Ford Arena selling out its inaugural event. The 8,500 seat multi-purpose Ford Arena hosts concerts, rodeos, circuses, motor sports and many other special events. There’s always something going on at Ford Arena! Ford Exhibit Hall has 48,000 square feet of exhibit space and is attached to the Arena, offering a combined 83,000 square feet of space. The Exhibit Hall includes 8 individual meeting rooms, an 11,000 square foot lobby or pre-function space, concession stands and restrooms. Ford Midway is home to the YMBL-sponsored South Texas State Fair, which draws an attendance of over 400,000 each year. With 9 acres of paved midway, there is plenty of room for festivals, fairs, and rodeos. Structures in Ford Midway include a 45,000 square foot practice arena, over 25,000 square feet of covered barn space and a dedicated parking area.


For ticketed event booking, email John Hughes at jhughes@fordpark.com.

For private functions, conventions, and consumer show booking as well as premium ticketing and group sales info, email Linda Waggoner at lwaggoner@fordpark.com.

For catering, concession vending, and non-profit group opportunities, email Melessa Kotlarich at mkotlarich@fordpark.com.

SMG manages, operates and maintains the Ford Park Event Center in the city of Beaumont, Texas, on behalf of Jefferson County.

Beginning with our President/CEO and Senior Vice Presidents, our ownership and team of dedicated corporate support personnel make us unrivaled in the field of private facility management. Our continued growth and success is a direct result of their commitment to excellent service and the highest level of quality.

Founded in 1977, SMG provids management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking, and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Fancisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR…, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.