When did the Burton Complex open to the public? 1977
Who owns the Burton Complex? The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
How is the Complex funded? The Burton Complex is funded by facility rentals and other associated fees. It is also funded through a Parish wide Property Tax.
How many events occur at Burton annually? Approximately 200
What types of events take place here?A wide variety! The Complex is home to the:
- McNeese State University's basketball and rodeo programs
- Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo
- Top 28 Boys and Girls State High School Basketball Tournaments
- State High School Rodeo Finals
- Banners Events
- Garden Fest & Flea Fest
- High School and College Graduations
- Western Events
- Educational Events
- Crawfish Boils
- Many More!
How big is the Burton Complex? The entire complex is situated on approximately 50 acres of land. The Burton Coliseum is one of the largest structures in Southwest Louisiana.
In addition to our facilities, the parking lot contains 3000 spaces, and also includes 200 camping slots, all equipped with electricity, sewer, and water!
Why are some of the parking lot lights much smaller than the others? A small portion of Burton's parking lot is situated on the final approach for one of the runways at the
Lake Charles Regional Airport. Due to FAA Regulations, the parking lot light posts in this area are required to remain a specific height.
The inside of the Coliseum looks much brighter. What lighting is used to illuminate this area? The event space inside the Burton Coliseum is equipped with approximately 80
large LED light fixtures, producing a brighter effect on all events in a much more efficient manner. These lights are among the leading edge in venue operations and standards today, and
should last more than 10 years with barely any need of maintenance!