Gateway Civic Center
This multi-use facility is completely handicap-accessible, with an elevator. It has a 1,200 seat capacity arena/exhibit hall/basketball court, and a 211 seat theater, two meeting rooms, and has wireless capabilities. The building was designed with large columns gracing both of the lobbies and a central circular design. The arena has 10,000 square feet and a large overhead door, which allows for Farm equipment to be exhibited. This room can also accommodate concerts, art exhibits, craft fairs, wedding receptions, dances, banquets (Pheasants Forever), and large assemblies and meetings.
The Morgan Theater provides a venue for plays, musicals, performances of all types, with computerized lighting, high end sound system, and excellent acoustics. A baby grand piano is a feature of the theater.
An upstairs meeting room has 1,350 square feet and accommodates 144 people for meetings or 124 people for banquets. It can be easily sectioned off into classroom settings on one end and round tables with linens set up on the other end for dining.Room 3 is a 500 square foot room that is ideal for meetings. The lobby can be used as an efficient way of serving a buffet to people utilizing this room.
There is a fully equipped kitchen in 1,025 square feet that is adjacent to the arena, making it possible to serve over 1,000 quickly and conveniently. A local restaurant owner who has used the kitchen to cater dinners indicated to the Consultant that it has a fabulous kitchen.
An indoor walking track is constructed above the arena which can also be utilized for seating for 300 people who are attending an event taking place in the arena below.
In summary, there are very few, if any, communities of this size with a facility of this magnitude.