Laredo Energy Arena

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Laredo Energy Arena
L.E.A
Laredo Energy Arena
Former names Laredo Entertainment Center (2002-10)
Location 6700 Arena Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041
Coordinates 27°33′29.70″N 99°27′09.66″W / 27.5582500°N 99.4526833°W / 27.5582500; -99.4526833Coordinates: 27°33′29.70″N 99°27′09.66″W / 27.5582500°N 99.4526833°W / 27.5582500; -99.4526833
Broke ground June 2001
Opened September 21, 2002
Owner City of Laredo
Operator SMG
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost $36,500,000
($47.9 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.[2]
General contractor Beers/Reed Construction[2]
Capacity Hockey: 8,065
Arena Football: 8,067
Basketball: 10,000
Concerts: 11,360
conventions: 10,000
Field size 178,000 square feet (16,500 m2)
Tenants
Laredo Bucks (CHL) (2002–2012)
Laredo Lobos (AF2) (2006–2007)
Laredo Law (AF2) (2004)
Laredo Rattlesnakes (LSFL) (2012-2013)

The Laredo Energy Arena (known as the Laredo Entertainment Center until March 17, 2010) is a multi-purpose arena, in Laredo, Texas. The Laredo Energy Arena can seat up to 8,065 fans, at an ice hockey game, 8,067, at an arena football game, 10,000, at a basketball game, and 11,360, at concerts. It is located to Bob Bullock Loop 20, on the northeastern side of Laredo. Within the Laredo Energy Arena complex, there are several hotels within a walking distance. The Laredo International Airport is also nearby.[3]

Uni-Trade Stadium[edit]

The Uni-Trade Stadium is a new multiuse baseball field near the Laredo Energy Arena. The project was first approved by the city council and was voted in favor of (with 61.32% of the votes in favor 38.68% against) constructing it with money collected by a .25% sales tax increase for the Laredo Energy Arena since 2004 of which there is a surplus of about $20 million. The baseball stadium has 6,000 seats for baseball games and can handle 16,000 people for concerts.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Broughton, David (November 25, 2002). "Laredo Entertainment Center". Sports Business Journal. 
  3. ^ "Technical Information". Laredo Energy Arena. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Webb County Vote Totals". Laredo Morning Times. November 5, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Vote Goes Strongly In Favor of Stadium". Laredo Morning Times. November 5, 2008. 

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