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

Fort Worth Convention Center (formerly known as the Tarrant County Convention Center) is a convention center and indoor arena located 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 another time, it was the temporary home of the San Antonio Spurs. During the 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 to 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 concert video Cunning Stunts was recorded at the Fort Worth Convention Center on May 9–10, 1997.

Bob Dylan's highly successful 1974 "comeback tour" featuring The Band stopped at the complex, which was at that time still called the Tarrant County Convention Center.

The concert movie Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones was partially filmed at the arena, during the Rolling Stones' 1972 Tour of America.

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Preceded by
Palais des Sports de Gerland
Davis Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Exhibition Hall

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


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