Get ready Fort Worth, a new multipurpose arena is headed your way.
On Tuesday a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of the arena was held. The location will be near the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
The new arena will open in 2019, and will host concerts, hockey and basketball events. It will hold 9,300 people for equestrian events, 12,200 for family shows and hockey games, 13,000 for basketball and 14,000 for concerts. That will put it just behind American Airlines Center as DFW's second largest capacity arena.
Already confirmed for the new arena, officially named Dickies Arena (after the Fort Worth based company) are the first- and second-round NCAA tournament games in 2022.