The American Royal Association is one step closer to its goal of being the “Epicenter of Agriculture.” 

The organization recently acquired 115 acres in Kansas City, Kansas, following a purchase of 47 acres earlier this year. 

The association recently submitted its preliminary development plan country officials, which was approved this month. 

The one million-plus square foot complex with an outdoor plaza and arena will allow for an expansion of programming to 365 days a year. 

The facility features more than 800,000 square feet of indoor event space, including barn and exposition areas, three performance arenas, a large educational area, and more than 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. 

The American Royal has been a nationally recognized brand for more than a century. 

Beginning in 1899 as the National Hereford Show, the American Royal has evolved into a comprehensive season of food and agriculture activity. 

A ceremonial groundbreaking is expected Spring 2020, with construction beginning Summer 2020. 

The core complex is to be complete by winter of 2021.