HISTORY

Past Events
Reba McEntire opened the arena with a stunning live performance on November 6, 2009. Since then Allen Event Center has rocked out, got the blues and laughed the night away with acts like Daryl Hall and John Oates, B.B. King, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers and Boston, and SNL alums Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon. Never to be forgotten, the kids have been mesmerized by Disney on Ice, Scooby Doo and the Wiggles. There’s nothing quite like a little girls face the first time she sees her favorite Disney princess in person or watching a boy solve the mystery plaguing Scooby Doo.

Sports
Joining the original sports tenant, the Allen Americans, two more professional sports franchises, the Texas Revolution (football) and Dallas Sidekicks (soccer) now call Allen Event Center home. Organizations such as the National Collegiate Wrestling Association and Lone Star Conference (basketball) have hosted collegiate championship sporting events at Allen Event Center as well. From the ice to the turf to the court. It’s hard to keep up with all the ways the arena can be configured for sports.
Options
Speaking of versatility, events of all types and sizes are held at Allen Event Center. From reunions to staff retreats and church outings to team building, the arena is the perfect place for any group and every occasion. With the arena’s flexible space, meeting planners are able to think outside the box, inside Allen Event Center. Where else can you ice skate as a break from your grueling two-day annual seminar? Or add in a game of dodgeball as a stress reliever! Step just outside the doors of the arena and you’re right in the middle of The Village at Allen, one of the largest mixed-use developments in the country. Shopping and dining options surround Allen Event Center while all the meeting space and options you need are inside.

Statistics
Numbers. Exciting numbers, not boring ones.

1.2 million
As of November 2014 approximately 1.2 million guests have experienced engagements at Allen Event Center since opening.

100

More than 100 events are held at Allen Event Center each year stimulating the local economy, creating revenue for Allen restaurants, retailers and hotels.

$9.2 million

The arena is estimated to have had an average annual economic impact of $9.2 million.

2 minutes 21 seconds
The time it takes to change the arena from hockey to football to basketball and back to hockey. Seriously, those guys move fast!