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Allen Event Center
Location 200 East Stacy Road
Allen, Texas 75002
Coordinates 33°07′38″N 96°39′27″W / 33.127344, -96.657629
Broke ground July 24, 2008[1]
Opened November 7, 2009[2]
Owner City of Allen
Operator City of Allen
Construction cost $52.6 Million
($53.9 million in 2018 dollars[3])
Architect Sink Combs Dethlefs
Project Manager International Coliseums Company[4]
Structural engineer Martin/Martin, Inc.[4]
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.[4]
General Contractor Hunt Construction Group[5]
Tenants Allen Americans (ECHL) (2009–present)
Texas Revolution (CIF) (2011–2017)
Dallas Sidekicks (MASL) (2012–2017, 2018–present)
Capacity Ice hockey: 6,275
Indoor Soccer: 6,006
Up to 8,600 seats for concerts and special events

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.

File:Allen Event Center - 23 February 2013.jpg

The center hosts the home games of the ECHL's Allen Americans and the relaunched Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League. The Miss Texas pageant relocated to the center for 2012 and 2013.[6] It was formerly the home of Champions Indoor Football's Texas Revolution (also previously called the Allen Wranglers) until the team moved to Frisco, Texas, in 2017.

In 2019, the event center hosted the NCWA National Wrestling Championship.[7]

On April 27 & 29, 2019, the Dallas Fuel hosted the Overwatch League's first Homestand Weekend at the Allen Event Center.[8] These matches were the first in league history to be played away from the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California.

PremiereEdit

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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.[9] Other events, including monster truck racing, appeared over the course of 2010.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Markovic, Zachary (July 31, 2008). "Eventful B Beginnings". Allen American. http://www.allenamerican.com/articles/2008/07/31/allen_american/news/13.txt. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
  2. Tipping, Joy (November 8, 2009). "McEntire and Venue Were in Perfect Tune". The Dallas Morning News. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=DM&p_theme=dm&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=12BE264FDBB51808&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  3. Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Allen Community Development Corporation Board Town Hall Meeting". City of Allen. March 16, 2009. http://media.swagit.com/agendas/03162009-37.pdf. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  5. Manahan, Theresa (April 19, 2009). "Minor League Arenas". SportsBusiness Journal. http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2009/04/20090419/Building-For-The-Future/Minor-League-Arenas.aspx. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
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  7. "2019 NCWA National Wrestling Championship". ncwanationals.org. http://www.ncwanationals.org. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  8. "Bud Light Homestand Weekend - Dallas". https://www.alleneventcenter.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=1008. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
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