Ford Arena

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Ford Arena
Ford Arena Beaumont Texas June 2014.jpg
Former names Southeast Texas Entertainment Center[1]
Location 5115 Interstate 10 South
Beaumont, Texas 77705
Owner Jefferson County
Operator SMG
Capacity 9,737 (Concerts)
9,100 (Basketball)
8,200 (Ice Hockey)
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground 2001
Opened November 8, 2003[3]
Construction cost $32 million
($41.7 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect Long Architects Inc.
General contractor Daniels Building & Construction Co.[3]
Tenants
Oxford City FC of Texas (MASL) (2012-2015)
Southeast Texas Mavericks (ABA) (2008-2011)
Beaumont Drillers (NIFL) (2004-2008)
Texas Wildcatters (ECHL) (2003-2008)

The Ford Arena is a 9,737-seat multi-purpose arena in Beaumont, Texas, USA. It is part of a larger suburban municipal complex called Ford Park.[4]

Tenants[edit]

Current[edit]

Ford Arena set up for soccer in December 2014.

Ford Arena is the current Beaumont home of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, and Stars on Ice.

Former[edit]

Ford Arena was most recently home to Oxford City FC of Texas (formerly the Texas Strikers) of the Major Arena Soccer League.[5][6] The arena was also home to the ABA Southeast Texas Mavericks basketball team,[7] NIFL Beaumont Drillers indoor football team, and the ECHL Texas Wildcatters ice hockey team.[8] In late 2005, the arena and park complex was used for Hurricane Rita relief, and no events were held there in the winter of 2005-06.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "What's on Deck". Sports Business Journal. July 30, 2001. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Broughton, David (November 24, 2003). "Ford Park Means Arena, Ballfields and More". Sports Business Journal. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.fordparktx.com FordParkTX.com
  5. ^ Mann, Tommy Jr. (September 26, 2012). "Professional soccer headed to Southeast Texas". The Orange Leader. Orange, TX. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Zaleon, Avi (July 31, 2014). "Beaumont's indoor soccer team has a new owner". The Beaumont Enterprise. Beaumont, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ Cooper, Chad (April 11, 2011). "SETX Mavericks leaving ABA...NBA-D League next?". The Examiner. Beaumont, TX: Examiner Corporation. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ Garfias, Agustin (October 9, 2012). "Many want Strikers to succeed". Beaumont, TX: KBMT-TV. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 30°0′39″N 94°10′48″W / 30.01083°N 94.18000°W / 30.01083; -94.18000