This multi-purpose arena can seat 14,000 people for concerts, 13,300 for basketball, 12,200 for hockey, and 9,300 for rodeo performances. The building was designed to house a variety of events for the City of Fort Worth. The arena is influenced by the Will Rogers Auditorium, Coliseum, and Pioneer Tower and will be the primary home of the rodeo held every year. The design of the arena features free span arched trusses with a ridge in the center. It is the same design pioneered in 1936 on the Will Rogers Coliseum. Above the main entries are mosaic tile friezes similar to the entrances of the Auditorium and Coliseum. The arena features smaller entry towers that reflect the appearance of the 208 foot pioneer tower. There is also a plaza on the east side of the arena that also has a landmark tower on the corner that houses an elevator.
All photographs from inside the property were taken on opening day, October 26, 2019.
David M. Schwarz Architectural Services, Washington, D.C.
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