Fort Worth Convention Center

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Fort Worth Convention Center
Forth Worth Convention Center.jpg
Former names Tarrant County Convention Center
Location 1201 Houston St,
Fort Worth, Texas 76102 USA
Owner Fort Worth, Texas
Operator Fort Worth, Texas
Capacity 11,200
Opened September 30, 1968
Interior

The Fort Worth Convention Center (formerly known as the Tarrant County Convention Center), is a convention center and indoor arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The complex opened on September 30, 1968, and was expanded in 1983, 2002 and 2003.[1][2] It includes an 11,200-seat multi-purpose arena.

For a time, in 1970-71, it hosted home games for the Texas Chaparrals, of the American Basketball Association.[3] At one time, it was also the temporary home of the San Antonio Spurs. During the mid-1990s, the building was home to the Fort Worth Fire and Fort Worth Brahmas ice hockey teams, as well as the Arena Football League's Fort Worth Cavalry. From 2005-2007, it was home to the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA Development League.

The arena also hosted the 1992 Davis Cup final, which saw the United States defeat Switzerland.

The Metallica DVD, Cunning Stunts was also recorded here on May 9–10, 1997.

Bob Dylan's highly successful 1974 'comeback tour' featuring The Band stopped at the Tarrant County Convention Center, which was later renamed Fort Worth Convention Center.

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Preceded by
Palais des Sports de Gerland
Lyon
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1992
Succeeded by
Exhibition Hall
Düsseldorf

Coordinates: Mapper 2.0 32°44′56″N 97°19′40″W / 32.749°N 97.3277°W / 32.749; -97.3277

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM5WPX_Fort_Worth_Convention_Center_Fort_Worth_TX
  2. ^ https://secure.historicfortworth.org/Shop/OnlineStore/tabid/555/CategoryID/3/List/0/SortField/ProductName/catpageindex/4/Level/1/ProductID/43/Default.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.remembertheaba.com/TeamMaterial/DallasMaterial/ChaparralsSpursYearly.html