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30 April 2022

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History of Dickies Arena

The new Dickies Arena, which broke ground in July 2016, is located on the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The arena will serve as the home for sporting events, concerts and family shows it can even hold up to 14,000 people for rodeo events.

The arena is named after Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., a Fort Worth-based company that began a partnership with the city's economy in 1922.

The city of Fort Worth's partnership with the Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. dates back to 1922 when William Dickie opened his first distribution center on the north side of town. Since then, Williamson-Dickie has grown internationally, and under the leadership of C.M. "Chuck" Williams III (grandson of founder E.E. "Colonel" Dickie) the company has become one of the most popular workwear brands in America: according to a survey conducted by Forbes magazine, Dickies is worn by more U.S workers than any other private label brand name apparel more than Carhartt, RedKap and Wrangler combined!

In July of 2017, the Fort Worth city council approved an agreement with the Cordish Companies and the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) to build a 14,000-seat multipurpose venue in Fort Worth's Cultural District. The $450 million arena will be developed by the Cordish Companies and managed by AEG Facilities. It will be located on 13 acres of land the TRWD owns along the Clear Fork Trinity River just west of downtown Fort Worth. The city will own the land and building Cordish will own whatever is inside and run it for 30 years.

The water district is contributing $250 million to the project, mostly through tax-exempt bonds, and $100 million in additional funds will come from a 2 percent hotel occupancy tax paid in Fort Worth. The remainder of the money will come from private sources.

The arena was initially called Panther Island Pavilion and was designed as a 40-acre outdoor music amphitheater. Construction began in 2009 but was halted in 2013 due to a lack of funding. Then-Mayor Betsy Price revived the project a few years later with new plans that included an indoor arena, which eventually became Dickies Arena.

How to get to Dickies Arena


If you're coming from anywhere in the area, driving is a convenient option. The main routes into downtown Fort Worth are TX-183 and I-30, both of which offer on-ramps onto nearby I-35W. Once you're on I-35W, use exit 46 onto University Drive/TX-287 North and follow that road north until it merges with Montgomery Street. Turn right onto Cesar Chavez Memorial Boulevard and then another right to enter the parking garage.


Dickies Arena has a convenient bike rack outside the south entrance for those who prefer two wheels to four. You can also bring your bike on the Trinity Railway Express from Dallas or DFW Airport stations if you need help getting there!

From Downtown Fort Worth: Take Interstate 30 west to Montgomery Street (Exit 8). At the stoplight at the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Montgomery Street. Continue on Montgomery Street for 1.5 miles to Dickies Arena. The arena will be on your left-hand side.

From Interstate 35: Take West Lancaster Avenue exit west to Spur 280 West, then take Spur 280 West to Montgomery Street (Exit 2). Turn right onto Montgomery Street and continue 1 mile to Dickies Arena. The arena will be on your right-hand side.

From U.S. 287: Take Interstate 30 East to Montgomery Street (Exit 8). Turn right at the stoplight at the top of the exit ramp onto Montgomery Street and continue on Montgomery Street for 1.5 miles to Dickies Arena. The arena will be on your left-hand side.