Multipurpose Arena

From motorcycle races, to mule pull competitions, to rodeos and dog shows the Multi-Purpose Complex in Vancleave can host a wide range of events. The 60,000 square foot covered arena was built by the Board of Supervisors in 2004 and is open every day.

Image of a long almost open arena

The primary use of the complex is for horseback riding and rodeo competitions. The complex can also host entertainment events or local meetings with amenities such as: 

  • Bleachers
  • Concession stand
  • Full sound system
  • Gates (if needed)
  • Restrooms

Arena Reservation Fees

Arena Rental

No Admission Event$200 per day
No Admission & Tractor Driver$250 per day
With Admission$450 per day
With Admission & Tractor Driver$500 per day
Reservation Fee (See Rules below)Minimum of $50
Clean-up Deposit (See Rules below)$200

Equipment Usage

PA System usage deposit$200
Timer deposit$100


Livestock Stalls$10 per day per stall
Vendors$20 per day per event
Recreational Vehicles (RV)$20 per day per RV (Pay In Advance)

Rules & Regulations

  • Deposits are refundable if the equipment is returned in acceptable condition. 
  • All deposits and fees may be made by check only. No cash will be accepted.
  • Checks for deposit fees and usage fees should be made separately.
  • The Arena Rental reservation fee comes out of your arena rental total but must be paid at the time of reservation. 


The arena was officially named in honor of long-time Vancleave resident Conrad Mallette in November 2007 and dedicated in February 2008. Mr. Mallette was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Vancleave, a Board Member of both the Pat Harrison Waterway District and the Jackson County Farm Bureau Association, and a Director of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission.