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Fort Worth Opening the Ritz of the Rodeo

The arena exterior reflects the Southwestern art deco theme echoed by multiple buildings in Fort Worth. (Courtesy Dickies Arena) At $540 million Dickies Arena, stock show tradition mixes with high-end finishes and plans to lure concert tours One of the oldest rodeos in the country has a new $540 million playpen. Dickies Arena, the new home of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, brings a state-of-the-art facility to north Texas for concerts and sports as well as the city’s showcase event, founded in 1896. The arena, designed by HKS and David M. Schwarz, the same architects that developed Dallas’ American Airlines Center, is not your typical rodeo barn. The high-end interior finishes at the arenas are similar in look and feel.  Dickies Arena, which encompasses 560,000 square feet, anchors the south end of the stock show grounds, opposite Will Rogers Memorial Center, the rodeo’s old home dating to the […]

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