Norco officials expect a 21,000-square-foot multi-use facility under construction in the Ingalls Event Center to open in March.
“The Barn, which is nearing completion on the north end of the 80-acre property, will replace three demolished pole barns that were used mostly for livestock events, according to a statement on the city’s website.
Norco will manage the $3.5 million steel-frame structure, which will be available for weddings, expositions, meetings, agriculture programs, and other public and private events.
The event center is Norco’s largest public facility. It has two covered arenas, a banquet hall, the Veterans Memorial Plaza, and a turf level. The Barn, by being able to host large indoor events, is expected to make the event center easier to market.
Construction of The Barn is being paid for by revenue from Measure R, a sales tax initiative that Norco voters approved in 2018, according to the statement.