Dr Pepper Arena
|Dr Pepper Arena|
|Location||2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, Texas 75034|
|Owner||City of Frisco|
|Construction cost||$ 27 million USD|
|Architect||Balfour Beatty/HKS, Inc.|
|Capacity||Ice hockey: 3,500
Concerts: 7,000 (standing room only)
|Texas Tornado (NAHL) (2003–2013)
Texas Legends (D-League) (2010–present)
Frisco Thunder (Intense) (2007-2008)
The Dr Pepper Arena is a multi-purpose arena located in Frisco, Texas at the corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Gaylord Ave. It was the home to the Texas Tornado team of the North American Hockey League and is the home of the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League as well as the practice facility home to the NHL Dallas Stars.
The arena is also used for concerts and other live entertainment events. It seats between 5,000 and 7,000 people and has a 2,100 vehicle parking garage.
The arena's south parking lot serves as the Metroplex venue for Cirque du Soleil's Grand Chapiteau shows while the arena itself is the Metroplex venue for its arena shows.
The Dr Pepper Arena was the former home of the Frisco Thunder team of the Intense Football League. A Lone Star Football League team to be called the Frisco Falcons was announced for a Spring 2012 start but collapsed before the season began.
The arena hosted the 2012 Robertson Cup Tournament to decide the champion of the NAHL, with the Texas Tornado ultimately winning the championship. It is the 2nd time the venue has hosted the event. It also hosted the 2013 Robertson Cup with the Amarillo Bulls winning the championship.