Dr Pepper Arena

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Dr Pepper Arena
Location 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, Texas 75034
Owner City of Frisco
Operator Dallas Stars
Capacity Ice hockey: 3,500
Basketball: 4,000–4,500
Concerts: 7,000 (standing room only)
Surface Multi-surface
Opened 2003
Renovated 2009
Construction cost $ 27 million USD
Architect Balfour Beatty/HKS, Inc.
Texas Tornado (NAHL) (2003–2013)
Frisco Thunder (IntenseFL) (2007–2008)
Texas Legends (NBA D-League) (2010–present)
World Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Dallas Desire (LFL) (2004–present)

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 is the home of the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League as well as the executive offices and practice facility of the NHL Dallas Stars. It previously served as the home of the Texas Tornado team of the North American Hockey League; the NAHL maintains its headquarters at the arena.

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 Snapple Group has held naming rights to the arena since it opened, but the arena was originally known as the Deja Blue Arena as Dr Pepper chose to promote its brand of bottled water before its name was changed to Dr Pepper Arena.

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.

In 2016 from March 23 to the 26th, the Dr Pepper Arena hosted the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Elite Eight, which was won by Augustana University of South Dakota.

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Coordinates: 33°06′04″N 96°49′11″W / 33.101026°N 96.819624°W / 33.101026; -96.819624