Ground broken on new $450M arena in Texas

WCN Editorial Team 20 Apr 2017 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Ground has been broken on a new $450M multipurpose arena in Fort Worth, Texas, US.

The new arena, to be located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center, will have a capacity to accommodate 14,000 spectators.

The facility, expected to open in November 2019, will host concerts, family shows, sporting events, community events and will be the new home to the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances.

Local company Dickies has purchased the naming rights for the arena, which will be now called the Dickies Arena, it was announced at the “Let The Dirt Fly” groundbreaking ceremony.

MAFW president and general manager, Matt Homan, said: “Dickies Arena is going to be a premier venue in the entertainment industry that will attract new and noteworthy shows and events to the area for all Fort Worth citizens to enjoy. We are excited to be partnering with a Fort Worth based company that aligns with this vision.”

The facility will be owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the Multipurpose Arena Fort Worth (MAFW), the not-for-profit operating entity of Dickies Arena.

The project is being delivered by a public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and several private-sector participants including foundations, individuals and organisations.

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