Cedar Park Center

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Cedar Park Center
Cedar park center 2014.jpg
Location 2100 Avenue of the Stars
Cedar Park, Texas 78613 USA
Coordinates 30°32′29″N 97°49′13″W / 30.5414°N 97.8202°W / 30.5414; -97.8202Coordinates: 30°32′29″N 97°49′13″W / 30.5414°N 97.8202°W / 30.5414; -97.8202
Owner City of Cedar Park
Operator Northland Properties, LLC[1]
Capacity Basketball: 7,200
Ice Hockey: 6,863
Up to 8,700 seats for concerts and special events
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground June 10, 2008[2]
Opened September 25, 2009[1]
Construction cost $55 million
($60.5 million in 2014 dollars[3])
Architect Sink Combs Dethlefs[1]
Project manager Frew Management Group, LLC.[4]
Structural engineer Walter P Moore[5]
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.[6]
General contractor Hunt Construction Group[1]
Tenants
Texas Stars (AHL) (2009–present)
Austin Spurs (NBA D-League) (2010–present)

Cedar Park Center is an indoor arena, located in Cedar Park, in the U.S. state of Texas, near Austin. No corporate sponsor owns the naming rights to the arena. The arena is home to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League and the Austin Aces of World TeamTennis.[7][8][9]

The 8,700-seat sports arena is located at the corner of 183A and New Hope Road in Cedar Park, Texas.

The city of Cedar Park owns the event center, and has partnered with Dallas-based Hicks Sports Marketing to develop an adjacent tract into a 182,000 SF retail and office complex. Their affiliate, Center Operating Group, will manage, book and staff the event center. Hicks Sports Marketing assumes the operating risk of the arena.[10]

History[edit]

Construction began in 2008, at a cost of $55 million, and the new arena was officially opened in September 2009. The building's first event took place on September 25, 2009, featuring country music artist George Strait.[11]

Events[edit]

On February 18, 2011, the center hosted a Strikeforce MMA televised event, known as ShoMMA 14, with Lyle Beerbohm vs. Pat Healy headlining the show.[12]

On January 31, 2012, a basketball game was played at the center, featuring the Austin Toros against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, with special guest appearances from various school districts, such as Hutto Middle School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Highlights". Cedar Park Center. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Collins, Mark (June 11, 2008). "Cedar Park Event Center Groundbreaking". Impact News. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Cedar Park Center". Frew Nations. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cedar Park Events Center". Bosworth Steel. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cedar Park Center". Victaulic. 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ Watson, Gregg (February 20, 2008). "Cedar Park Leaders Praise Planned Events Center". KEYE (Austin). Retrieved February 21, 2008. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Cedar Park Completes Event Center Deal, Lands Dallas Stars Affiliate". Austin Business Journal. February 21, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Toros Move to Cedar Park". KVUE (Austin). August 9, 2010. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ Collins, Mark (May 1, 2008). "Cedar Park Event Center Finalized". Impact News. Retrieved May 19, 2008. 
  11. ^ "George Strait Headlines Opening Concert at the New Cedar Park Center". Cedar Park Center. June 15, 2009. Archived from the original on June 16, 2009. Retrieved July 8, 2009. 
  12. ^ Golden, Cedric (February 17, 2011). "Former Addict Beerbohm Finds Second Chance with MMA". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 

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