Allen Event Center

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Allen Event Center
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Location 200 East Stacy Road
Allen, Texas 75002
Coordinates 33°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
Broke ground July 24, 2008[1]
Opened November 7, 2009[2]
Owner City of Allen
Operator City of Allen
Construction cost $52.6 Million
($57.8 million in 2014 dollars[3])
Architect Sink Combs Dethlefs
Project manager International Coliseums Company[4]
Structural engineer Martin/Martin, Inc.[4]
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.[4]
General contractor Hunt Construction Group[5]
Capacity Ice hockey: 6,275
Indoor Soccer: 6,006
Up to 8,600 seats for concerts and special events
Tenants
Allen Americans (CHL) (2009–present)
Texas Revolution (IFL) (2011-present)
Dallas Sidekicks (MASL) (2012-present)

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

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

The center hosts the home games of the Central Hockey League's Allen Americans (the minor league affiliate of the Dallas Stars) and the Indoor Football League's Texas Revolution. The Miss Texas pageant relocated to the center beginning with the July 2012 finals.[6] Since November 2012, it also serves as the home arena for the relaunched Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League. Since 2012, the center also hosts the Lone Star Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in early March.

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. 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. ^ Tipping, Joy (November 8, 2009). "McEntire and Venue Were in Perfect Tune". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Allen Community Development Corporation Board Town Hall Meeting". City of Allen. March 16, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Manahan, Theresa (April 19, 2009). "Minor League Arenas". SportsBusiness Journal. 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. 

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