Springfield Community Officially Welcomes New Wilson Logistics Arena

The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds is welcoming people to its newest attraction, the Wilson Logistics Arena.

On Thursday, officials at the fairgrounds held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the $25 million facility.

The venue will hold concerts, trade shows, and other events. Most notably, it will be home to the Ozarks Lunkers, the Springfield-based Arena League team coming to town next year.

The ceremony was held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. but the festivities don’t end there.

A grand opening party will take place tonight, highlighted by a concert performed by country music star Russell Dickerson beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Snapshots from the ceremony can be found below: