Expo Center announces laser tag tournament

The William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center will host their second laser tag weekend.

It will be Sept. 26-27 from 1 – 10 p.m. It will be open to the general public and Murray State students. There will also be concessions available and a $6 meal deal.

The costs are $5 for one person to play one game, $30 for one person to play the entire night or $40 for a team of five or less to play an entire night. People can play individually at any time, but there will be special events going on Saturday. Also, those wishing to have a large group participate are able to call in and reserve games on Sunday, but that day is not open to the general public. It’s only for groups that have called ahead of time and reserved allotted times to play.

On Saturday, there will be a Kid Zone from 1 – 4 p.m. which costs $15. This will give kids a chance to play on their own in an area especially for them.

The laser tag tournament starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. All teams must be signed up by 5 p.m. in order to participate. Prizes will be given out for the tournament and the Kid Zone.

Last semester, more than 100 students attended the event throughout the weekend.

“We are expecting a big turnout this semester,” said Becky Ballard, building manager at the Expo Center. “We had a large turnout last semester, and keep planning to do this every semester and maybe even twice in the spring.”

However Ballard said the three-day tournament last semester just didn’t work out.

“We had very few people show up on Thursday and the tournament on Friday had just one team,” she said. “So we hope that this schedule will work out better for everyone involved.”

With the closest place to play laser tag an hour away, it’s beneficial to Murray State students to have these activities open to them.

“I loved the laser tag last semester,” said Jonathan Vinson, senior from Benton, Ky. “It’s a great way to get out and do something with your friends without having to travel all the way to Nashville.”

It’s easy to run out of things to do in a small town like Murray, but the Expo Center has many events that are typically open to the public.


Story by Taylor Inman, Contributing writer