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Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby itsjrd1964 » 07 Dec 2018 19:21

This arena is being built on the south side of the Will Rogers complex along Montgomery north of I-30. It has a complimentary architecture to other buildings in the Will Rogers area. The arena will open in November of next year.

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(This picture, from the architecture firm's site, shows an early version prior to the naming of Dickies as the firm that ended up with the naming rights to the arena.)

George Strait has been named as the performer at the first concert that will take place after the opening of the new arena. Tickets went on sale recently and many were unhappy that prices were high for the tickets; it appeared that resellers got in ahead of fans and the general public.

https://dickiesarena.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickies_Arena
https://www.star-telegram.com/entertain ... 38830.html

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby vman » 08 Dec 2018 21:07

Why does everything built in Fort Worth look like that?

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby joshua.dodd » 10 Dec 2018 07:24

Fort Worth keeps it classy

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby Dragon_Lady » 10 Dec 2018 09:51

vman wrote:Why does everything built in Fort Worth look like that?


My understanding is the design is to compliment the original Will Rogers coliseum area including the Pioneer tower, which has an Art Deco flair. Personally, while some may think it kitsch, I'd like to see Fort Worth's next tallest building play off Pioneer tower...a sort of Art Deco revival, if you will.

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby Dallas12 » 10 Dec 2018 10:38

vman wrote:Why does everything built in Fort Worth look like that?

I’m assuming you’ve never been to the rodeo grounds and livestock show area? This design keeps with, and continues the theme and historic architecture of that area. Anything else would seem out of place, IMO.

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby Tnexster » 10 Dec 2018 21:24

It's not a bad looking arena it just looks like Fort Worth.

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby I45Tex » 11 Dec 2018 01:32

Actually I think what he's picking up on is the neotraditionalist aesthetic of longtime DC+FW architecture firm David M Schwarz

https://www.traditionalbuilding.com/pro ... architects

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby itsjrd1964 » 08 Feb 2019 16:23

KXAS/5 gets a peek inside the upcoming arena, which will open to the public 9 months from now.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Exclu ... 14371.html

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 27 Oct 2019 12:10

One of the last additions to Dickies Arena was 2 mosaic-style murals at each end of the building.

https://www.fox4news.com/news/dickies-a ... med-murals

An open house for the arena was held on Saturday (includes video).

https://www.fox4news.com/news/new-dicki ... fort-worth

More from Ch.5 about the opening, including what food will be available.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dicki ... 57242.html
https://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/th ... 40692.html

Earlier this week, it was announced that the 2020 US Gymnastics Championships will be held at Dickies Arena. The event will take place June 4-7 and air on Ch.5 June 6-7.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/New-D ... 20551.html

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby I45Tex » 30 Nov 2019 21:41

1. In LA's Inland Empire you couldn't rival the Lakers-Clippers' local support and wouldn't want to
2. Montreal has hockey!
3. Tampa-St. Petersburg have NFL, MLB, and NHL already, which nearby Orlando doesn't
4. Fort Worth

Besides those three sport-saturated metros, the Fort Worth metropolitan division is the largest market north of the Rio Grande that's never had a major league basketball team. The league at present would rather do any western franchise expansion or repositioning back to Seattle and then Kansas City, supposedly.  But in ten or twelve more years when it's time to renovate Dickies Arena, if North Texas is a megacity of 10 million people, then Fort Worth will feel it's high time to stop cheering for the Mavericks and start cheering for a rival NBA squad.  Does this facility have the elbow room to accommodate that change later on?

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 01 Dec 2019 13:15

It is interesting that Fort Worth was able to build a quality arena without a sports franchise to make an argument for the necessity to the taxpayers in a somewhat conservative city. Mind you I do wonder if it has the potential to have the club areas needed to attract a sports team. That would be a big need for any team in addition to the practice facilities which could be built offsite.

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby tamtagon » 01 Dec 2019 17:04

^The Bass Family had something to do with it.

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby texasstar » 02 Dec 2019 08:53

The seating capacity for this arena is only 14,000. Far too small for an NBA franchise.

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Postby eburress » 02 Dec 2019 09:26

texasstar wrote:The seating capacity for this arena is only 14,000. Far too small for an NBA franchise.


I didn't understand the point of going to such expense to build an arena which would never be suitable for major sports events or franchises.

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 02 Dec 2019 09:53

eburress wrote:
texasstar wrote:The seating capacity for this arena is only 14,000. Far too small for an NBA franchise.


I didn't understand the point of going to such expense to build an arena which would never be suitable for major sports events or franchises.


Concerts, Rodeo's, small convention space...

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby eburress » 02 Dec 2019 11:27

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
eburress wrote:
texasstar wrote:The seating capacity for this arena is only 14,000. Far too small for an NBA franchise.


I didn't understand the point of going to such expense to build an arena which would never be suitable for major sports events or franchises.


Concerts, Rodeo's, small convention space...


Clearly Ft Worth felt concerts, rodeos, and small conventions were an adequate return on investment, but if it were my money I would spring for the extra ~4,000 seats so my shiny new building wasn't immediately out of consideration for bigger uses.

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Postby Kelley USA » 02 Dec 2019 11:44

The arena was actually built to attract national sporting events as well... Games for the 1st and 2nd Round of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament will be played here in 2022 (that's a big deal). It's also scheduled to host the NCAA Gymnastics Championship this April.

Texas A&M and UT are having a "Lone Star Showdown" men's basketball game next week. Also, TCU is scheduled to play 1 or 2 games here each year. It'll also host the American Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament in March.

And they have already had some success landing big concerts here that aren't going to Dallas! It's really off to an impressive start. I think on the concert front you'll see acts playing at both Dickie's and the AAC...

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Postby eburress » 02 Dec 2019 13:37

Kelley USA wrote:The arena was actually built to attract national sporting events as well... Games for the 1st and 2nd Round of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament will be played here in 2022 (that's a big deal). It's also scheduled to host the NCAA Gymnastics Championship this April.

Texas A&M and UT are having a "Lone Star Showdown" men's basketball game next week. Also, TCU is scheduled to play 1 or 2 games here each year. It'll also host the American Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament in March.

And they have already had some success landing big concerts here that aren't going to Dallas! It's really off to an impressive start. I think on the concert front you'll see acts playing at both Dickie's and the AAC...


Again, Ft. Worth my find this adequate ROI but what will they do if they someday want to an NBA or NHL franchise, for example?

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby Kelley USA » 02 Dec 2019 14:42

eburress wrote:
Kelley USA wrote:The arena was actually built to attract national sporting events as well... Games for the 1st and 2nd Round of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament will be played here in 2022 (that's a big deal). It's also scheduled to host the NCAA Gymnastics Championship this April.

Texas A&M and UT are having a "Lone Star Showdown" men's basketball game next week. Also, TCU is scheduled to play 1 or 2 games here each year. It'll also host the American Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament in March.

And they have already had some success landing big concerts here that aren't going to Dallas! It's really off to an impressive start. I think on the concert front you'll see acts playing at both Dickie's and the AAC...


Again, Ft. Worth my find this adequate ROI but what will they do if they someday want to an NBA or NHL franchise, for example?


The prospects of that happening are almost zero for a number of specific reasons, but if it ever came to reality which would be 25+ years at the earliest then Dickie's Arena would practically be outdated (as silly as that sounds).

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby texasstar » 02 Dec 2019 15:24

^ Luka will be retired and already in the Hall of Fame by then. :D

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Postby khres » 02 Dec 2019 18:49

eburress wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
eburress wrote:
I didn't understand the point of going to such expense to build an arena which would never be suitable for major sports events or franchises.


Concerts, Rodeo's, small convention space...


Clearly Ft Worth felt concerts, rodeos, and small conventions were an adequate return on investment, but if it were my money I would spring for the extra ~4,000 seats so my shiny new building wasn't immediately out of consideration for bigger uses.


WSJ just ran an article on this very topic. Specifically the flexibility of acts not having to schedule around NBA or NHL schedules, and having a venue that it tailored to music/shows vs sports is a draw.

"An arena can generate twice as much net income from hosting a concert than a National Basketball Association or National Hockey League game, according to Oak View.... Without an NHL or NBA team to schedule around, upward of 40 extra days a year are available for concerts. "

https://www.wsj.com/articles/concerts-are-new-arenas-main-attraction-rather-than-sports-11574159401

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Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Postby tamtagon » 02 Dec 2019 19:22

Maybe this arena is fort Worth getting ahead of the curve. And hopefully when the Maverick get a new arena, the current arena will be repurposed for the same events as dickies


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