Allen Event Center

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Allen Event Center
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Location200 East Stacy Road
Allen, Texas 75002
Coordinates33°07′38″N 96°39′27″W / 33.127344°N 96.657629°W / 33.127344; -96.657629Coordinates: 33°07′38″N 96°39′27″W / 33.127344°N 96.657629°W / 33.127344; -96.657629
OwnerCity of Allen
OperatorCity of Allen
CapacityIce hockey: 6,275
Indoor Soccer: 6,006
Up to 8,600 seats for concerts and special events
Construction
Broke groundJuly 24, 2008[1]
OpenedNovember 7, 2009[5]
Construction cost$52.6 Million
($61.4 million in 2018 dollars[2])
ArchitectSink Combs Dethlefs
Project managerInternational Coliseums Company[3]
Structural engineerMartin/Martin, Inc.[3]
Services engineerM-E Engineers, Inc.[3]
General contractorHunt Construction Group[4]
Tenants
Allen Americans (ECHL) (2009–present)
Texas Revolution (CIF) (2011–2017)
Dallas Sidekicks (MASL) (2012–2017, 2018-present)

The Allen Event Center is an American 6,275 fixed-seat multi-purpose arena located in Allen, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. The arena opened in November 2009.

The Allen Event Center on February 23, 2013, as it hosted a Professional Arena Soccer League match between the Dallas Sidekicks and the Texas Strikers.

The center hosts the home games of the ECHL's Allen Americans and the relaunched Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League. The Miss Texas pageant relocated to the center for 2012 and 2013.[6] It was formerly the home of Champions Indoor Football's Texas Revolution (also previously called the Allen Wranglers) until the team moved to Frisco, Texas, in 2017.

In 2019, the event center hosted the NCWA National Wrestling Championship.[7]

On April 27 & 29, 2019, the Dallas Fuel hosted the Overwatch League's first Homestand Weekend at the Allen Event Center.[8] These matches were the first in league history to be played away from the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California.

Premiere[edit]

The Fort Worth Brahmas vs the Allen Americans at the Allen Event Center on January 11, 2013.

The arena opened along with the entire "Village at Allen" power center on November 6, 2009. Reba McEntire played a concert that night to open the arena.[9] Other events, including monster truck racing, appeared over the course of 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markovic, Zachary (July 31, 2008). "Eventful B Beginnings". Allen American. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Allen Community Development Corporation Board Town Hall Meeting" (PDF). City of Allen. March 16, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Manahan, Theresa (April 19, 2009). "Minor League Arenas". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Tipping, Joy (November 8, 2009). "McEntire and Venue Were in Perfect Tune". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Walker, Patrick M. (June 26, 2012). "Miss Texas Will Don Crown in Allen Instead of Arlington". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "2019 NCWA National Wrestling Championship". ncwanationals.org. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  8. ^ "Bud Light Homestand Weekend - Dallas". AllenEventCenter.com. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  9. ^ Tipping, Joy (November 7, 2009). "Allen Event Center, Reba McEntire Both Prove Themselves to be First-Rate Entertainment". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 17, 2010.

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