Allen Event Center

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Allen Event Center
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Location 200 East Stacy Road
Allen, Texas 75002
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Owner City of Allen
Operator City of Allen
Capacity Ice hockey: 6,275
Indoor Soccer: 6,006
Up to 8,600 seats for concerts and special events
Construction
Broke ground July 24, 2008[1]
Opened November 7, 2009[5]
Construction cost $52.6 Million
($58 million in 2019 dollars[2])
Architect Sink Combs Dethlefs
Project manager International Coliseums Company[3]
Structural engineer Martin/Martin, Inc.[3]
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.[3]
General contractor Hunt Construction Group[4]
Tenants
Allen Americans (ECHL) (2009–present)
Texas Revolution (CIF) (2011–present)
Dallas Sidekicks (MASL) (2012–present)

The Allen Event Center is an American 6,275 fixed-seat multi-purpose arena located in Allen, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. The arena opened in November 2009.

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The Allen Event Center on February 23, 2013, as it hosted a Professional Arena Soccer League match between the Dallas Sidekicks and the Texas Strikers.

The center hosts the home games of the ECHL's Allen Americans, Champions Indoor Football's Texas Revolution, and the relaunched Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League. Since 2012, the center also hosts the Lone Star Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in early March. The Miss Texas pageant relocated to the center for 2012 and 2013.[6]

Premiere

The arena opened along with the entire "Village at Allen" power center on November 6, 2009. Reba McEntire played a concert that night to open the arena.[7] Other events, including monster truck racing, appeared over the course of 2010.

References

  1. Markovic, Zachary (July 31, 2008). "Eventful B Beginnings". Allen American. Retrieved August 1, 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Allen Community Development Corporation Board Town Hall Meeting" (PDF). City of Allen. March 16, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Manahan, Theresa (April 19, 2009). "Minor League Arenas". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved September 23, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Tipping, Joy (November 8, 2009). "McEntire and Venue Were in Perfect Tune". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved September 23, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Walker, Patrick M. (June 26, 2012). "Miss Texas Will Don Crown in Allen Instead of Arlington". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved July 6, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Tipping, Joy (November 7, 2009). "Allen Event Center, Reba McEntire Both Prove Themselves to be First-Rate Entertainment". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 17, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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